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1. Elattar, Tamer Hatem. The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel.

Degree: PhD, Industrial Engineering (Engineering), 2018, University of Miami

Back injury prevention programs are cost efficient typically by reducing the num-ber of work-related injuries and lost work days in both fire fighters. Injury rates and sick leave usage can be reduced, thereby controlling overtime costs associated with filling vacant positions or utilizing other agencies for response. The measurement of fitness using exercise models is an important part of any fitness program and also the firefighters’ annual fitness evaluation. Those exercise models require cost, time and expose firefighters to risks of injury. We examined the difference in perceptions and knowledge about musculoskeletal injuries among emergency workers personnel with an emphasis on back injuries. Taking into consideration age groups, years of experience and measured fitness levels. We also gathered some input about topics for injury prevention programs. We used the results of the assessment to help design, implement and evaluate an eight weeks, comprehensive and easy to implement calisthenics exercise back injury prevention program that best fit the needs of emergency services personnel utilizing the basic resources that any emergency response facility and any emergency personnel has access to without the need of complicated equipment for exercise or fitness measurement. The program also included an education session with an overall goal of educating and strengthening uniformed personnel so that their mental, physical, and emotional capabilities are resilient enough to withstand the stresses and strains of life and the workplace. We used the exercise aerobic fitness data collected for our participants to validate the use of current non-exercise models developed before for different populations. Then used our firefighter’s data to develop a model for firefighters specifically given their unique age and fitness distribution with the goal to reduce costs, resources allocated and injury risks that can result from the current methods used for aerobic fitness measurement during annual physicals or measurement of fitness as a part of fitness program for firefighters. Advisors/Committee Members: Shihab Asfour, Moiez A. Tapia, Sara Czaja, Chad Brocato, Arzu Onar.

Subjects/Keywords: Back injuries; firefighters; fitness program

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APA (6th Edition):

Elattar, T. H. (2018). The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Miami. Retrieved from https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/2191

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Elattar, Tamer Hatem. “The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Miami. Accessed December 16, 2018. https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/2191.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Elattar, Tamer Hatem. “The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel.” 2018. Web. 16 Dec 2018.

Vancouver:

Elattar TH. The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Miami; 2018. [cited 2018 Dec 16]. Available from: https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/2191.

Council of Science Editors:

Elattar TH. The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Miami; 2018. Available from: https://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/2191

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