Accession Number:

ADA036284

Title:

Three Studies of Motion Sickness Susceptibility.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The incidence of motion sickness in a large N 3,618 college population was determined by means of a questionnaires. Significantly greater proportions of men than women had low susceptibility scores significantly greater proportions of women had high susceptibility scores. Comparisons of MSQ scores were made with other self-assessments, age changes, motion experiences, familial susceptibility, use of motion sickness medication, muscular coordination, willingness to participate in motion experiments, flying experience, phobias, visual motion effects, and use of alcohol. The consistent and significant patterns of results from a variety of tests are discussed in terms of the personality characteristics that generally distinguish those highly susceptible from those nonsusceptible to motion sickness.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE