Accession Number : ADA264127


Title :   The Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire (ESQ): Development and Application


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 90-Jun 92,


Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER MA


Personal Author(s) : Sampson, James B ; Kobrick, John L ; Johnson, Richard F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264127.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 28


Abstract : The Environmental Symptoms Questionnaire (ESQ) was developed to help researchers quantify symptoms experienced by individuals exposed to extreme conditions. The ESQ has evolved into a general symptom questionnaire from earlier designs for capturing the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Item have been added, removed and revised, and scale changes were made for greater reliability and ease of administration and completion. Factor analysis revealed significant symptom clusters and weights for scoring the ESQ. Discussion is given to these developments and to the application to a number of environmental studies. Recommendations are offered for its administration and scoring using either factor weights or nonfactored clusters....Environmental surveys, Extreme environmental conditions, Heat, Extreme temperatures, Questionnaires, Cold, Environmental studies, Climatic conditions, Altitude.


Descriptors :   *SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS , *QUESTIONNAIRES , *ALTITUDE SICKNESS , TEMPERATURE , MOUNTAINS , CLIMATE , HEAT , FACTOR ANALYSIS , ALTITUDE , ADVERSE CONDITIONS , SURVEYS , MANAGEMENT


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE