A COMPARISON OF THE SENSITIVITY OF THE TRACOMETER AND THE CRITICAL TRACKING TASK TO ALCOHOL INTOXICATION

Authors
  1. Noy, Y.I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
An experiment was conducted to compare the sensitivity and discriminability of the CTT and the Tracometer at different levels of blood alcohol concentrations. Twenty subjects were tested at four BAC levels in a within-subject, balanced design. On each occasion, the subjects were tested on the CTT and the Tracometer before and after administration of the treatment. The results indicate that the Tracometer task provides less variable baseline measures, and better discriminates dosage levels than the CTT. The major disadvantage of the Tracometer is that, currently, a single trial takes an average of 150 seconds to complete. It is recommended that further research be performed to validate these findings and to investigate methods for reducing task time.
Report Number
85-R-29 —
Date of publication
15 Jul 1985
Number of Pages
56
DSTKIM No
85-03789
CANDIS No
48548
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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