Accession Number : AD0263407

Title :   EFFECTS ON MENTAL FUNCTIONING OF PERSONNEL WORKING WITH PENTABORANE AS A ROCKET ENGINE FUEL

Corporate Author : DIRECTORATE OF ROCKET PROPULSION AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND EDWARDS AFB CALIF

Personal Author(s) : STURIALE,GLORY

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Psychodiagnostic testing was administered to personnel with a work history on this pentaborane project. These tests consisted of questions referring to neuropsychiatric and psychosomatic symptoms, the results of which were related to job adjustment as measured by several criteria. While the analysis of findings did not reveal statistically significant relationships, at least in a critical sense, there was some evidence suggestive of the practical usefulness of such tests. Information obtained from these phychological measuring tools was seen to serve a purpose as part of the personal medical history to assist physicians in diagnosing complaints of propellant intoxication, the symptomatology of which is not often clear. Secondly, there is their suggested use as reference material for job placement purposes in R and D programs having a potentially hazardous environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PENTABORANES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), HANDLING, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOSES, ROCKET PROPELLANTS, TOXICITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE