Accession Number : ADB043559

Title :   Evaluation and Analysis of the Concept Testing of Portable Urinalysis Kits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 17 May 79-21 Jan 80,

Corporate Author : BOOZ-ALLEN AND HAMILTON INC BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Bishop, Sharon ; Gaskin, Peter ; Peters, Michael

Report Date : 21 JAN 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 131

Abstract : This report describes an analysis and evaluation of the 1979 concept testing of the EMIT portable urinalysis equipment at four U.S. Navy sites. Findings are based on status and statistical reports submitted by the test sites and on personal interviews with personnel involved with the concept test. The report reviews the management and implementation of the EMIT concept test, and evaluates the test's impact on current drug abuse identification effort, deterrence of drug abuse, and mission performance of units tested and support commands. Conclusions are that the impact of the concept test on identification was extremely limited,the impact on deterrence was minimal, and the impact on mission performance was negligible. Involved Commands endorsed continuation of testing by portable equipment but cited the need for improvements. Specific recommendations are made regarding concept continuation, management support, and personnel resources and logistic support of the concept program. (Author)

Descriptors :   *URINE, *KITS, HUMAN RESOURCES, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS, DRUG ABUSE, DETERRENCE, IDENTIFICATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, MANAGEMENT, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE