Relationships between a physical fitness assessment measures and a task-specific physical assessment: A retrospective cohort study

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Physical Competency Test (PCT) were provided. The PAT comprised a 2.4km run, vertical jump, 60s push-ups, and grip strength measures. The PCT consisted of ten occupational-specific tasks completed as a 400m obstacle course.Results: All PAT measures were significantly correlated to PCT performance with the strength of the correlations ranging from strong (2.4km run time; r =.639, p<0.01) to moderate (vertical jump height; r = - .420, p<0.01). The highest predictive relationship was seen with the 2.4km run (r2 = .409), and the lowestwith standing vertical jump (r2 = .177).Conclusion: Aerobic endurance, lower-body muscle power, grip strength and upper-body muscle endurance are measures associated with, and predictive of, PCT performance; an assessment designed to mimic police task requirements.
Period19 Oct 2019
Event titleTRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference
Event typeConference
LocationAdelaide, Australia, South AustraliaShow on map