Accession Number : ADA314586

Title :   The Computerized Neuropsychological Evaluation of US Air Force Pilots: Clinical Procedures and Data-Based Decision.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Mar 94-Jul 95,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Retzlaff, Paul D. ; Callister, Joseph D. ; King, Raymond E.

PDF Url : ADA314586

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The neuropsychological assessment of US Air Force pilots presents several unique problems, given their relatively high cognitive functioning. The United States Air Force currently has a baselining procedure wherein student pilot candidates undergo computerized cognitive assessment. The intent of this assessment is to archive pre-morbid data against which to compare potential future post-accident performance. The current work provides the necessary background, clinical methods and data in order to assess pilots who have suffered cortical insult such as trauma, disease, or exposure to toxin. Methods are delineated for those with pre-morbid testing as well as for those pilots without such testing.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *CLINICAL MEDICINE, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *NEUROLOGY, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES, DECISION MAKING, STUDENTS, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGY, TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, TRAUMA, AEROMEDICAL EVACUATION.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE