Accession Number:

ADA350435

Title:

The Fitness Impairment Test (FIT): A First Look,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-27

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In a technologically advanced society with increasing demands, shiftwork has become the norm. Although shiftwork has become an accepted way of life, it has disadvantages, such as increases in fatigue, depressed mood states, and decreases in performance. The object of the study was to validate a test developed to determine whether or not a worker is fit for duty. The Fitness Impairment Test FIT is based on ocular measures that are believed to be correlated with fatigue. Participants were 9 Navy and Marine Corps aviation candidates, ages 23 to 26 years. ANOVA and correlational analyses were used to compare subjective and objective measures of performance and fatigue with the measures produced by FIT. Although participants showed decreases in performance and mood states, few statistically significant correlations were found between the physiological and performance measures.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE