Accession Number:

ADA626122

Title:

The Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance: Validation of a Dual Task and Multitask Protocol

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 2012-14 Aug 2013

Corporate Author:

ALLINA HEALTH SYSTEM MINNEAPOLIS MN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of this 2-year project is to further refine and conduct preliminary validation of a novel set of test-tasks known as the Assessment of Military Multitasking Performance AMMP. The AMMP is a battery of functional dual- and multi tasks that simulate the combined sensorimotor, cognitive, and exertional demands of Soldiering for use after concussionmild traumatic brain injury mTBI. Task evaluation criteria including inter-rater reliability and total test time findings are being used to refine the task battery. Using healthy control subjects, dual-tasks have shown excellent inter-rater reliability while ongoing refinement of task instructions and scoring has improved multitask reliability. All regulatory approvals have been obtained and data collection in both healthy control and SM with mTBI has begun at Fort BraggWomack Army Medical Center in order to determine preliminary construct and discriminate validity of the AMMP. Investigators anticipate that once validated, the AMMP will discriminate between duty-ready and non-duty ready military Service members SM following mTBI and will be used in combination with other metrics to inform duty-readiness decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE