Accession Number : AD0488597

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF TWO MEASURES OF PALMAR SWEAT UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS.

Descriptive Note : Staff memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Paradise, Noel

Report Date : MAY 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : On the basis of the results presented in this report the following conclusions are drawn: (1) Palmar sweat as measured by the Finger Clamp Technique is influenced by ambient temperature. (2) The Finger Clamp Technique has a low test-retest reliability when administered under field conditions. (3) The evidence suggests that observing the blast did increase the level of palmar sweating as measured by the Finger Clamp Technique. (4) The evidence suggests that uncontrolled variables other than ambient temperature were producing significant differences between the control trials. (5) It is concluded that in its present state of development the Finger Clamp Technique for measuring palmar sweat should not be used under field conditions except for purposes of further study of the technique itself.

Descriptors :   *PERSPIRATION), (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), PERSPIRATION), (*STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSPIRATION), (*HANDS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SWEAT GLANDS, MEASUREMENT, EMOTIONS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), TEST METHODS, TEMPERATURE, WARFARE, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RELIABILITY, TANNIC ACID, IRON COMPOUNDS, MANEUVERS, CHLORIDES, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, COBALT COMPOUNDS, MOISTURE, ABSORPTION, ANXIETY.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE