Automated Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Human Factors Assessment

Report No. ARL-TN-0440
Authors: Valerie J. Rice, Gaylord Lindsay*, Cory Overby*, Angela Jeter*, Petra E. Alfred, Gary L. Boykin, Carita DeVilbiss, and Raymond Bateman
Date/Pages: July 2011; 42 pages
Abstract: The purpose of this human factors assessment is to identify the human use issues associated with using the Neuropsychological Assessment Metrics (ANAM). This report is one, in a series of three reports, examining the human factors issues associated with technologies being investigated for their potential to assist with identifying individuals who may have incurred a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Automated ANAM is widely used pre and post deployment in an effort to both establish a neurocognitive baseline and to evaluate returning military service members for signs and symptoms of TBI. The ANAM is comprised of approximately 30 modifiable, automated, and largely self-administered test components used to assess memory, attention, concentration, learning, information processing, problem solving, general intellectual skills, sleepiness and mood. Respondents use a PC with a normal keyboard and mouse to input exam answers.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: July 1, 2011