Accession Number : ADA328506

Title :   The Development of the Sustained Operations Assessment Profile (SOAP).

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. Aug 96-Jul 97,

Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX AEROSPACE MEDICINE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Retzlaff, Paul D. ; King, Raymond E. ; Marsh, Royden W. ; French, Jonathan

PDF Url : ADA328506

Report Date : JUL 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : This work describes the development of a new psychological test to assess fatigue in military and civilian personnel engaged in sustained operations. The Sustained Operations Assessment Profile (SOAP) was developed through the integration of clinical experience, psychometric methods, and empirical analysis. Using a sample of 84 subjects, a thorough test development plan was accomplished. The 10 scales cover three broad areas of functioning including cognitive, affective, and arousal dimensions. The scales have normative data and are demonstrated to be reliable and valid. Further validation work is suggested to improve the test.

Descriptors :   *FATIGUE, *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, *PSYCHOLOGY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, PSYCHOMETRICS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE