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Age-related Longitudinal Changes in Aviator Performance

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01364753
First Posted: June 2, 2011
Last Update Posted: December 6, 2016
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Collaborators:
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jerome A Yesavage,, Stanford University
May 31, 2011
June 2, 2011
December 6, 2016
January 2006
June 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Aviation-related performance over time. [ Time Frame: longitudinal ]
Participants "fly" in our computerized flight simulator and perform a set of brief tasks designed to measure reaction time and attention span. The study is longitudinal, collecting information about aviation-related performance over time. There is an initial training period, followed by annual visits. During the training period participants learn how to "fly" the simulator, and performance on certain standard maneuvers will be measured during a maximum of 6 simulated flights. At each annual visit, participants fly two 75-minute simulated flights and may be asked to perform up to four holding patterns and instrument landings.
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Age-related Longitudinal Changes in Aviator Performance
Age-related Longitudinal Changes in Aviator Performance
Our overall goal has been twofold: 1) to evaluate whether there are significant age-related changes in flight simulator performance near age 60, and 2) to assess whether there is an alternative model that can explain longitudinal flight simulator performance on the basis of measures of cognitive function and expertise.
Our overall goal has been twofold: 1) to evaluate whether there are significant age-related changes in flight simulator performance near age 60, and 2) to assess whether there is an alternative model that can explain longitudinal flight simulator performance on the basis of measures of cognitive function and expertise. Such a model might be able to predict change in aviator performance better than what could be predicted by chronological age alone.
Observational
Observational Model: Ecologic or Community
Time Perspective: Prospective
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Retention:   Samples With DNA
Description:
saliva
Non-Probability Sample
healthy older pilots holding active airplane license
Memory Impairment
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Pilots
No intervention; observational study
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Completed
139
December 2014
June 2014   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:1) licensed aircraft pilot 2) 45 to 70 years of age 3) at least 100 hours of total flight experience 4) current FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) medical certificate of class III or higher

Exclusion Criteria:1) taking psychotropic medications 2) taking other medications with arousal or sedative effects

Sexes Eligible for Study: All
45 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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United States
 
 
NCT01364753
SU-06302009-2940
R37AG012713 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
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Jerome A Yesavage,, Stanford University
Stanford University
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Principal Investigator: Jerome A Yesavage Stanford University
Stanford University
December 2016