Accession Number:

AD0633629

Title:

THOUSAND AVIATOR STUDY: NONVESTIBULAR CONTRIBUTIONS TO POSTURAL EQUILIBRIUM FUNCTIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Report Date:

1966-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

In a preliminary study of nonvestibular sources of variance in the postural equilibrium functioning of a group of middle -aged males, twenty-eight of thirty-eight selected measures were shown to be related to one or another of three postural criteria. Outstanding among these, in descending order of magnitude, are abdominal circumference, age, endomorphy, heart rate immediately after exercise, and duration of cigarette smoking. These and other findings are discussed in terms of their implications for vestibular and gerontological research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE