Outcomes of Fort Jackson’s Physical Training and Rehabilitation Program in Army Basic Combat Training - Return to Training, Graduation, and 2-Year Retention
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 169, Number 7, July 2004 , pp. 562-567(6)
Abstract:Basic trainees at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, who were unable to continue basic combat training (BCT) because of a serious injury were assigned to the Physical Training and Rehabilitation Program (PTRP). Between January 3, 1998 and July 24, 2001, 4,258 trainees were assigned to the PTRP. Using a retrospective cohort study design, return to training and BCT graduation rates were evaluated. PTRP graduates were compared with matched non-PTRP graduates for 2-year retention in the Army. More PTRP women than men were discharged from the PTRP (60% and 48%, respectively, p < 0.01). Of PTRP trainees returning to BCT, 10% and 12% of men and women, respectively, were discharged from the Army compared with overall Fort Jackson discharge rates of 9% and 15% for men and women, respectively. Comparing PTRP graduates to matched non-PTRP graduates, there were no differences in 2-year retention for men (14.9% and 14.7%, respectively; p = 0.93) or women (26.6% and 30.1%, respectively; p = 0.19). Despite the high discharge rate in the PTRP, the BCT discharge rate for trainees who successfully rehabilitated was similar to the overall discharge rate at Fort Jackson. The 2-year retention in service for PTRP trainees who graduated from BCT was similar to that of non-PTRP trainees.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Directorate of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403. 2: Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC 28301. 3: Commander, B Company, 46th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Knox, KY 40121.
Publication date: 2004-07-01
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