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Behavioral Health Support of NASA Astronauts for International Space Station Missions
Author and Affiliation:
Sipes, Walter(Wyle Labs., Inc., Houston, TX United States)
Abstract: Two areas of focus for optimizing behavioral health and human performance during International Space Station missions are 1) sleep and circadian assessment and 2) behavioral medicine. The Mir experience provided the opportunity to examine the use and potential effectiveness of tools and procedures to support the behavioral health of the crew. The experience of NASA has shown that on-orbit performance can be better maintained if behavioral health, sleep, and circadian issues are effectively monitored and properly addressed. For example, schedules can be tailored based upon fatigue level of crews and other behavioral and cognitive indicators to maximize performance. Previous research and experience with long duration missions has resulted in the development and upgrade of tools used to monitor fatigue, stress, cognitive function, and behavioral health. Self-assessment and objective tools such as the Spaceflight Cognitive Assessment Tool have been developed and refined to effectively address behavioral medicine countermeasures in space.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2000
Document ID:
20000085963
(Acquired Sep 15, 2000)
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Document Type: Preprint
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX United States
Organization Source: Wyle Labs., Inc.; Houston, TX United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONAUTS; HUMAN PERFORMANCE; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; HUMAN BEHAVIOR; AEROSPACE MEDICINE; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; NASA SPACE PROGRAMS; CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS; SLEEP; FATIGUE (BIOLOGY); STRESS (BIOLOGY); LONG DURATION SPACE FLIGHT
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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