Task Characterization of Psychological Risk, Overlap with Physical Health, and Associated Performance in Isolated, Confined, Extreme (ICE) Environments
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Neurobehavioral Conditions List
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
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This task aims to develop and validate a measure (i.e., checklist) through which flight surgeons can systematically evaluate symptoms of adverse neurobehavioral conditions that may occur over long-duration exploration missions.

Aim 1: To summarize available evidence of psychological and behavioral symptoms experienced in isolated, confined, extreme (ICE) environments and exploration spaceflight based on comprehensive literature reviews and interviews with subject matter experts.

Aim 2: To define and compare the prevalence, severity, and duration of discrete psychological/behavioral symptoms experienced among HERA and Antarctic winterover cohorts, including concurrent and sequential overlap with physical health symptoms.


Aim 3: To explore relationships among cognitive/perception performance, sleep patterns and biomarkers of stress with psychological and behavioral symptoms in ICE environments.