Somatic Health Level Assessment Importance in Military Personnel Group

Liāna Pļaviņa, Natalija Mihailova

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Topicality of research is indicated by importance of somatic health level assessment of military personnel that is a basement for fulfilling military tactical tasks and developing future military career. Physical endurance capacities develop during military training and have impact to the body composition parameters, health capacity level. Medical specialists carried out the assessment of health capacity of military personnel annually. The aim of the study is to evaluate the somatic health and its components in military personnel group that includes cadets from 1st till 5th study year in National Defence Academy of Latvia. The evaluation of somatic health level carried out according H.L. Apanasenko methodology that is a complex approach taking in count anthropometric parameters, physiological measurements, and tests results in standard physical exercises. The statistical methods were used for analysis of data in SPSS version 20. There are fixed statistically significant correlation between somatic health level and anthropometric parameters (body mass, body mass index value) as well physiological parameters (systolic blood pressure value, hand muscle force, pulmonary vital capacity). The significance of the results is that the level of somatic health level connects to the parameters of body composition and functional parameters. Physical endurance capacities are based on somatic health level assessment, individuals with higher body mass index level, with higher blood pressure parameters, with lower vital index value as well with, longer restoring interval after standard physical exercise had lower somatic health level value. The changes of somatic health level in study group showed the impact of military training duration that important for future military career.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Scientific Conference on Rural Environment, Education, Personality (REEP)
EditorsVija Dišlere
Place of PublicationJelgava
PublisherLatvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-9984-48-378-8
ISBN (Print)978-9984-48-377-1
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2021
Event14th International Scientific Conference: Rural Environment. Education Personality (REEP) - Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies Faculty of Engineering Institute of Education and Home Economics, Jelgava, Latvia
Duration: 7 May 20218 May 2021
Conference number: 14

Publication series

NameRural Environment. Education. Personality. (REEP)
ISSN (Print)2255-8071
ISSN (Electronic)2661-5207


Conference14th International Scientific Conference: Rural Environment. Education Personality (REEP)
Abbreviated titleREEP
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  • military personnel
  • somatic health level
  • anthropometric parameters
  • physiological parameters

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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