The overarching goal of this project is to develop, validate, and provide a set of standardized quantitative measures of behavioral health and performance (BHP) in individuals and teams across laboratory, analog, field, and spaceflight operational settings. A set of BHP standard measures can be used to quantify and estimate risk, serve as autonomous monitoring tools, and inform operations and countermeasure development. The primary scientific aims of the study is to assess operational feasibility, acceptability, reliability, and validity of multiple individual and team BHP measures in the isolated, confined, and controlled environment of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA) habitat.
This study has the following specific aims:
- Provide a set of BHP standard measurements for investigators to use in proposed projects.
- Enable comparison of multiple missions across space flight analog campaigns to quantify risk using reliable metric-based data.
- Provide database for data-mining and integrative modeling and increase research data quality and transfer to the NASA Life Sciences Data Archive (LSDA).
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Subjects will be asked to complete the BHP Standard Measures at all phases of the mission. This includes a mix of wearable devices for objective behavioral ecology data (actigraphy and sociometric badge) and psychophysiology (heart monitor), objective performance tasks (Cognition and Robotics OnBoard Trainer [ROBoT]), and a variety of subjective self-report surveys assessing a range of individual and team BHP factors including personality, depression, stress, mood, sleep, conflict, performance, and team/social dynamics.: The investigators will evaluate the quantitative responses the various measures as well as post-mission debrief comments and analyze the data to systematically reduce the number of items per measure and reduce the overall number and frequency of measures, leading to a recommended suite of BHP Standard Measures that provides the most construct and predictive validity with minimal time burden.
This study is in progress. Results will be available at a later date.