Accession Number : ADA127327


Title :   Two Experiments on Laboratory-Induced Motion Sickness. I. Acupressure. II. Repeated Exposure.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL


Personal Author(s) : Lentz, J M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a127327.pdf


Report Date : 10 Dec 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : These experiments were part of a continuing effort to find motion sickness preventatives and explore methods for predicting individual adaptive capabilities. Experiment I is a pilot study investigating the effectiveness of an acupressure method to prevent laboratory induced motion sickness. Experiment II is a pilot study investigating consecutive day adaptation to a laboratory induced motion sickness test. The results from Experiment I indicated that the acupressure treatment as applied in this study to a group of airsick referrals was not effective in altering the signs and symptoms of motion sickness produced by a brief laboratory provocative test. This group of subjects did not show a reduction in motion sickness scores from the first to the second day of testing. Data from Experiment II indicate a statistically significant reduction in rater and self-rate scores across consecutive day exposure to this nauseogenic laboratory test. Further testing will be necessary to determine why consecutive day adaptation was not evident in Experiment I. It is possible that a characteristic of airsick referrals like those in Experiment I is a slow rate of adaptation to early exposures. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MOTION SICKNESS , *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE , *ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , LABORATORY TESTS , EXPOSURE(GENERAL) , STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY) , PILOTS , PRESSURE , THERAPY , WRIST , NAUSEA


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE