ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL FORT RUCKER United States
The present study compared a variety of TBI assessment methods to determine their feasibility for use in a military training field environment. Participants N 47 were assigned to one of two conditions. Condition 1 included neurocognitive performance tests Continuous Performance, Symbol Digit Coding, Stroop and Four-Part Continuous Performance and oculomotor tests Pupillary Light Reflex and King-Devick. Condition 2 included the Integrated Display Enhanced Testing for Cognitive Impairment and mTBI iDETECT, which includes neuropsychological performance, balancesensory integration, and vestibularoculomotor integrity tests within a multimodal system. Both conditions included the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation MACE and an Ease-of-Use survey. Mean scores for the Ease-of-Use survey and mean test administration times for each measure were compared. Administrative feedback was also considered for qualitative analysis. Results suggest that of the measures tested, the iDETECT is deemed most appropriate for use in the field environment. Therefore, the iDETECT will be used in a follow-up, correlational study.