CROSS-VALIDATION OF A BRIEF VESTIBULAR DISORIENTATION TEST ADMINISTERED BY A VARIETY OF PERSONNEL.
Army-Navy Joint rept.,
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA
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A Brief Vestibular Disorientation Test BVDT was developed that involves observer assessment of subjects reactions produced by head movements in a rotating chair. Promising validity coefficients have been reported for a criterion of pass versus separation from pilot training. This study cross-validated the BVDT under observer conditions approximating field use. The test was administered to 239 aviation trainees during pre-flight training. The number of observers per subject varied from two to four. Thirteen observers with a variety of backgrounds participated. BVDT scores were correlated with four criteria 1 students separated from training for all causes versus completions, 2 tension separations versus all others, 3 airsick separations versus all others, 4 tension andor airsick separations versus all others. Significant relationships existed between high sensitivity scores on the BVDT and membership in all four separation groups. The addition of the BVDT significantly augmented the magnitude of the multiple correlations of the existing aviation selection variables with the criteria. Author
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