Chester step test as a reliable, reproducible method of assessing physical fitness of disaster deployment personnel

Molloy, M.S., Robertson, Colin M. ORCID: 0000-0002-6186-8466 and Ciottone, G.R. (2017) Chester step test as a reliable, reproducible method of assessing physical fitness of disaster deployment personnel. Southern Medical Journal, 110 (8). pp. 494-496. ISSN 0038-4348

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Abstract

Disaster response in the field is typically very strenuous, difficult work, both physically and mentally. While hard evidence is lacking, it may be inferred that disaster providers lacking appropriate physical fitness are at increased risk of injury or compromising safety operations during a deployment. This problem may be amplified depending on where the disaster has occurred. For example, deploying to a large-scale international disaster, particularly in a developing country under austere conditions, often brings the additional variable of limited or non-existent local healthcare.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Sport and Biological Sciences > Sports and Sport Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 15:20
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 12:36
Identification Number: 10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000676
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1220

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