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Inmate mobility as measured by pedometers at the Federal Medical Center - Lexington, Kentucky LCDR Alex Brenner, PT, DPT, OCS CDR Fred Lief, PT, DPT, OCS,

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1 Inmate mobility as measured by pedometers at the Federal Medical Center - Lexington, Kentucky LCDR Alex Brenner, PT, DPT, OCS CDR Fred Lief, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT

2 Agenda FMC-Lexington Overview of research with inmates in the BOP Inmate Mobility at FMC-LEX

3 FMC-LEX

4 FMC-LEX (cont)

5 Research in the BOP Program Statements – Research –28 CFR 46 Protection of Human Subjects Local Policy

6 Procedure Researcher Written Proposal Contact Local Research Review Board (IRB) IRB Meets to review proposal Research Proposal Accepted Warden Regional Director Central Office (Bureau Research Review Board) Director, BOP

7 Pitfalls Overcoming Pitfalls Inconsistencies with Program Statement Slow process Too many “desks” Difficult to find anyone with answers Ask a lot of questions “Squeaky wheel” Be persistent Simply follow the rules

8 Inmate Mobility Intro Purpose / Background

9 Methods Subject recruitment –10 from each housing unit, 1 from Special Housing Unit (SHU)housing unit, Informed consent Pedometer –Yamax Digi-walker SW-701 –Instruction/practice Personal Logs

10 Results

11 Discussion Housing Unit LocationsHousing Unit Age Health of inmate Misconception of Confinement

12 Discussion SHU Considerations

13 What to take from the data? Target HCU and SHU for exercise promotion and education Map out walking distances within the prison –Track –SHU Cell Pursue authorizing pedometers in prison

14 Limitations / Future direction Future research –Corroborate findings in large sample –BOP Staff –Plausibility of applying to other populations Indian Tribes etc

15 Questions?

16 Back


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