SUBJECTIVE EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF SLEEP LOSS: THE NPRU MOOD SCALE

A mood scale consisting of 52 adjectives and phrases was given to 12 young naval recruits to determine which items were sensitive to at least one night of sleep loss. The items which were maximally sensitive to sleep loss were then used to measure the effects of one night of total sleep loss in another group of 14 young naval recruits. The two experiments resulted in a list of 29 adjectives and short phrases, the NPRU Mood Scale. This scale can be easily, briefly, and repeatedly employed to detect cumulative sleep loss and to assist in evaluating task performance decrement. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Health Research Center

    Wright-Patterson AFB, OH  USA  45431
  • Authors:
    • Moses, J M
    • Lubin, A
    • Naitoh, P
    • Johnson, L C
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: 14 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00314939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 74-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM