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


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA554190


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