Accession Number : ADA292459

Title :   Neuropsychological Battery Development for Detecting Cerebral Decompression Sickness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s) : Crepeau, L. J.

PDF Url : ADA292459

Report Date : FEB 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The feasibility of developing a portable neuropsychological assessment battery for employment throughout the fleet was examined. Neuropsychological performance data were collected from divers assigned permanently to NEDU, as well as TAD divers participating in experimental dives conducted at NEDU. The various tests used for collecting baseline performance scores are discussed. Baseline performance levels are presented, as well as performance levels across repeated test trials. The limitations to developing and administering such a battery in the fleet are also discussed, and some potential alternative test batteries are described.

Descriptors :   *NEUROLOGY, *PSYCHOLOGY, *DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *CEREBRUM, BASE LINES, DIVERS, DIVING.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE