COMBAT ENGINEER FATIGUE IN SUSTAINED OPERATIONS

Authors
  1. Cunningham, D.A.
  2. Noble, E.G.
  3. Peterson, D.
  4. Pettigrew, F.
  5. Taylor, A.W.
Corporate Authors
University of Western Ontario, London ONT (CAN) Faculty of Physical Education;Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The objetive of the project was to examine the ability to endure prolonged periods of physical work compounded by sleep deprivation. The impact of sleep deprivation, with and without physical work, was assessed in terms of (1) performance in self-paced tasks, and (2) physiological cost, as indicated by biochemical properties, and metabolic assessment. The latter was assessed from measures of cardiorespiratory performance, muscular strength, muscular endurance and perception of effort. The prolonged physical work was modeled to demand an energy expenditure averaging 400 to 450 kcal/hr (6-7 kcal/min), or 35-40% max (heart rate of 110-120 beats per min). The work tasks were also chosen to simulate tasks of combat engineers.
Date of publication
15 Jun 1986
Number of Pages
79
DSTKIM No
87-00100
CANDIS No
48953
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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