psychomotor task

psychomotor task

[′sī·kə‚mōd·ər ‚task]
(industrial engineering)
An aspect of a job that requires the operator to use controlled movements of the body.
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28) Mild depression is associated with a deficit in energy during both initial perceptual processing and organization and execution of psychomotor task.
It is thought that bystanders refrain from providing conventional CPR for a variety of reasons, including fear of causing harm, fear of contracting infectious disease, the complexity of the psychomotor task, panic, and reluctance to make mouth-to-mouth contact, they noted.
Influenza immunization is more than performing the psychomotor task of giving an injection.
At the end of the 12-hour shift, clinicians who took a nap demonstrated, overall, 25% fewer lapses in performance than controls did as measured by a standardized test of psychomotor task vigilance and recall memory tasks.
Before-and-after cognitive and psychomotor task tests showed that the men's performance--while on any of the four low-zinc diets--deteriorated in 9 out of 15 tasks.
Some of the medical problems that have been known to arise from the continual use of marijuana are abnormal brain development; chronic bronchitis; impairment in short-term memory and motor coordination; inability to perform complex psychomotor tasks such as driving; psychosis and failure of cognitive abilities.
and psychomotor tasks associated with driving, but that it could still
Available literature points to sleep deprivation attenuating a person's ability to perform a variety of psychomotor tasks designed to measure neuromuscular function.
By drawing parallels between learning involved with academics and learning involved with psychomotor tasks, Martini and Shore concluded that skills in metacognition not only can be applied to intellectual tasks but potentially to psychomotor tasks as well.
It may be noticed, however, if the patient is involved in technical psychomotor tasks (such as video games) requiring quick and accurate responses or monitoring.
Degree of cognitive demands in psychomotor tasks and the effects of the five-step strategy on achievement.
Recent work comparing ethanol directly with the CNS depressant temazepam has shown distinctive differences in patterns of impairment on psychomotor tasks.