Accession Number : ADA554190
Title : Evaluation of a Fatigue Countermeasures Training Program for Flight Attendants
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OK CIVIL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST
Personal Author(s) : Hauck, Erica L ; Avers, Katrina B ; Banks, Joy O ; Blackwell, Lauren V
Report Date : Nov 2011
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : There is a growing population of employees that work non-traditional hours in around-the-clock operations. Cabin crew/flight attendants are part of this population and work highly variable schedules that include extended duty days, time zone changes, night schedules, and on-demand calls. These schedules conflict with the body's natural mechanisms for managing sleep and alertness, and often result in fatigue. Fatigue countermeasure training may be necessary for the health, well-being, and safety of workers. The current research evaluated a comprehensive fatigue countermeasure training program for flight attendants using a theoretically grounded taxonomy of training criteria. Alternative evaluation strategies were also utilized to improve traditional pretest-posttest designs and provide convergent evidence of training effectiveness.
Descriptors : *FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY) , *FLIGHT CREWS , CONFLICT , CONVERGENCE , COUNTERMEASURES , EDUCATION , HEALTH , JOBS , TRAINING
Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE