Validation of the Aggregate Wakefulness And Readiness Estimator (AWARE) using On-the-Job Security Forces Personnel
Interim rept. 7 Jul 2009-6 Jul 2010
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS DIRECTORATE
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The present study sought to document the workrest schedule as well as subjective and objective fatigue levels of Air Force security forces personnel and apply these data to a performance prediction model. Participants were asked to complete a sleep diary each morning and mood and performance tests every 2 hours during their work days, and upon rising, 10 hours into the day, and then prior to bedtime on days off. Due to the participation variability among shifts and bases, the results from the study do not allow direct comparison of shift schedules nor time on shift as hoped. However, the data were able to show that as time on shift increased, both subjective and objective fatigue generally increased, particularly on the 12-hr shifts.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology