Accession Number:

AD0761025

Title:

The Parotid Fluid Technique for the Evaluation of Mental Stress in a Production Situation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

The paper presents a method for the evaluation of mental stress in production situations where mental fatigue is considered a significant problem. The level of mental stress which the operator experiences is reflected in the concentration of 17-hydroxycorticosteroid in his parotid fluid. Included is a discussion of the theory behind the technique and its procedural application. The use of the technique to reduce mental stress and the effects of mental fatigue in a production facility is also discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE