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Injury risk in staff cadets is associated with performance in the Army basic fitness assessment and with gender

Witchalls, Jeremy; McDonald, Cameron; Richardson, Alice; Newman, Phil


Introduction: Entry-level military personnel experience high rates of musculoskeletal of injury related to their age and increase in training load. The higher injury rates for females in military roles requires strategies to manage this gender-specific risk. This study assessed the association between standard military fitness tests, gender and injury risk to anatomical sites in Army staff cadets (SCDT). A further aim was to provide clear cut-off points in BFA results for command decisions over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of the 4th International Congress on Soldiers Physical Performance, ICSPP 2017
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.09.055


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