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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/33592
Title:
Development of an operational fitness test for the Royal Air Force
Authors:
Richmond, Victoria; Rayson, Mark; Wilkinson, David; Carter, James; Blacker, Sam; Nevill, Alan M.; Ross, Jill; Moore, Steve
Abstract:
Since 2002, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has been working towards developing role-related physical tests for use as an operational fitness test (OFT). The purpose of this study was to establish reliability of the OFT (comprising four tests), investigate gym-based tests as predictors of performance and establish performance standards. Fifty-eight RAF personnel performed the OFT on three occasions. A separate cohort carried out fitness and anthropometric tests before performing the OFT, by way of establishing performance predictors. Documented evidence and views of an expert panel were used to determine OFT standards. Reliability ranged from moderate to good for three tests, with one test (Dig) showing poor reliability. The 95% limits of agreement for the prediction models ranged from good to poor (6.7-34.2%). The prediction models were not sufficiently accurate to estimate confidently OFT performance, but could be used as a guide to quantify likely outcome and training needs.
Citation:
Ergonomics, 51(6): 935-46
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Ergonomics
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/33592
DOI:
10.1080/00140130801939725
PubMed ID:
18484405
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713701117~link=cover
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0014-0139
Appears in Collections:
Sport, Exercise and Health Research Group; Learning and Teaching in Sport, Exercise and Performance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRichmond, Victoria-
dc.contributor.authorRayson, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorWilkinson, David-
dc.contributor.authorCarter, James-
dc.contributor.authorBlacker, Sam-
dc.contributor.authorNevill, Alan M.-
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Jill-
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Steve-
dc.date.accessioned2008-07-29T13:56:30Z-
dc.date.available2008-07-29T13:56:30Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationErgonomics, 51(6): 935-46en
dc.identifier.issn0014-0139-
dc.identifier.pmid18484405-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00140130801939725-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/33592-
dc.description.abstractSince 2002, the Royal Air Force (RAF) has been working towards developing role-related physical tests for use as an operational fitness test (OFT). The purpose of this study was to establish reliability of the OFT (comprising four tests), investigate gym-based tests as predictors of performance and establish performance standards. Fifty-eight RAF personnel performed the OFT on three occasions. A separate cohort carried out fitness and anthropometric tests before performing the OFT, by way of establishing performance predictors. Documented evidence and views of an expert panel were used to determine OFT standards. Reliability ranged from moderate to good for three tests, with one test (Dig) showing poor reliability. The 95% limits of agreement for the prediction models ranged from good to poor (6.7-34.2%). The prediction models were not sufficiently accurate to estimate confidently OFT performance, but could be used as a guide to quantify likely outcome and training needs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t713701117~link=coveren
dc.subjectOperational fitness testen
dc.subjectRoyal Air Forceen
dc.subjectReliabilityen
dc.subjectGym testen
dc.subjectPerformance predictoren
dc.titleDevelopment of an operational fitness test for the Royal Air Forceen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalErgonomicsen

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