Accession Number : AD0771123

Title :   The Behavioral Effects of Infectious Diseases.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 64-30 Jun 72,

Corporate Author : LOUISVILLE UNIV KY PERFORMANCE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Bill R. ; Morgan,Ben B. , Jr. ; Alluisi,Earl A.

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The objective of this research was to provide a basis for the behavioral assessment of the incapacitating effects of infectious diseases, and the beneficial effects of symptomatic treatment (applied in the case of a viral infection). Thus, the major thrust of the research was the experimental study of the effects of illness on sustained performance--performance measured with the use of a multiple-task performance battery in a synthetic-work situation. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Infectious diseases, *Behavior, *Performance(Human), Psychology, Fevers, Signs and symptoms, Psychophysiology, Chemotherapy, Response(Biology)

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE