Shallow Habitat Air Dive (SHAD-I): Psychological Screening of Divers as Subjects for Long Duration Saturation Experimentation
Medical research progress rept. no. 31
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This study was designed to provide some insights as to possible psychological screening criteria for U. S. Navy divers being considered for special operational assignments. Four USN divers who had volunteered for SHAD-1 Shallow Habitat Air Dive were administered the DPSS Depression proneness sentence stems, the MMPI Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory, the DBI Diver biographical inventory and were subjected to a semi-structured clinical interview before and after a 30-day, hyperbaric 50 F.S.W. experiment. These test and interview data were compared with the same data obtained from an independent sample of 64 USN divers, and provided the basis for selecting two SHAD subjects and two back-up divers.
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