Accession Number : ADA609382


Title :   The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance: Validation of a Dual-Task and Multitask Protocol


Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 15 Aug 2013-14 Aug 2014


Corporate Author : ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM MINNEAPOLIS MN


Personal Author(s) : Weightman, Margaret M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a609382.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : The primary objective of this project is to further refine and conduct preliminary validation of a novel set of test-tasks known as the Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance (AMMP). The AMMP is a battery of functional dual-tasks and multitasks that simulate the combined sensorimotor, cognitive, and exertional demands of Soldiering. Ultimately, it may be used in combination with other metrics to inform duty readiness decisions after concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Regulatory approvals were obtained and data collection began at Fort Bragg in August 2013 with a total of 60 subjects tested to date (36 with mTBI and 24 healthy control). Using an iterative process based on data from both healthy controls and subjects with mTBI, task refinement has resulted in test tasks with overall good to excellent interrater reliability. As of January 2014, data collection has focused on determining preliminary construct and discriminate (known groups) validity of the AMMP. Results of this study will establish whether or not the AMMP can distinguish between Soldiers with mTBI symptom complex and healthy controls; further investigation is needed to determine its ability to predict readiness for return to duty.


Descriptors :   *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS , *TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES , CONCUSSION , MILITARY PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE