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Gender influences on performance, mood and recovery sleep in fatigued aviators.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9857836     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Female aviators now are able to serve in combat roles, but few studies have addressed potential differences between the ability of males and females to withstand combat stressors. This study examined responses of men and women to one operational stressor, sleep deprivation. Pilots were tested on flight performance and mood during 40-h periods of sustained wakefulness. Baseline and recovery sleep also were examined. Gender produced no operationally-significant effects of flight performance or recovery sleep. Although mood tests showed that women felt less tense and more energetic than men, there were no interactions between sleep deprivation and gender on either flight performance or psychological mood.
J A Caldwell; P A LeDuc
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ergonomics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0014-0139     ISO Abbreviation:  Ergonomics     Publication Date:  1998 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-04     Completed Date:  1999-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373220     Medline TA:  Ergonomics     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1757-70     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama 36362-0577, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Affect / physiology*
Attention / physiology*
Cerebral Cortex / physiopathology
Fatigue / physiopathology
Military Personnel*
Psychomotor Performance / physiology*
Sex Factors
Sleep Deprivation / physiology*

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