Jerry can carriage is an effective predictor of stretcher carry performance

Benjamin Beck, Greg L Carstairs, Joanne N. Caldwell Odgers, Tim L A Doyle, Kane J Middleton

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Abstract

Carrying a casualty on a stretcher is a critical task conducted in a range of occupations. To ensure that personnel have the requisite physical capacity to conduct this task, two bilateral jerry can carries were used to predict individual performance in a four-person stretcher carry. Results demonstrated a bilateral 22-kg jerry can carry (R2 = 0.59) had superior predictive ability of stretcher carry performance than a bilateral 15-kg jerry can carry (R2 = 0.46). Pre- to post-carry changes in grip endurance (p > 0.05), back?leg isometric strength (p > 0.05) and leg power (p > 0.05) were not significantly different between carry tasks. There was no significant difference in heart rate (p > 0.05) and oxygen consumption (p > 0.05) between the stretcher carry and either jerry can carry. Thus, on the basis of performance correlations and physiological measures, the 22-kg jerry can carry is an appropriate predictive assessment of four-person stretcher carriage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)813-820
Number of pages8
JournalErgonomics
Volume59
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Beck, Benjamin ; Carstairs, Greg L ; Caldwell Odgers, Joanne N. ; Doyle, Tim L A ; Middleton, Kane J. / Jerry can carriage is an effective predictor of stretcher carry performance. In: Ergonomics. 2016 ; Vol. 59, No. 6. pp. 813-820.
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In: Ergonomics, Vol. 59, No. 6, 2016, p. 813-820.

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