Accession Number:

ADA052566

Title:

Male-Female Similarities in Self-Rated Symptomatology and Mood at 4300 m,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Self-rated symptomatology and moods were determined for 21 male and 16 female subjects at 200 m during the baseline phase of a study designed to evaluate the efficacy of staging plus acetazolamide in preventing the development of acute mountain sickness AMS. Symptomatology and moods were also determined at 4300 m on 10 male and 7 female untreated, control subjects from the original population. At 200 m, self-rated moods of males were more aggressive and clear thinking than those females. At 4300 m, male and female symptomatology comparisons, and mood comparisons were not significantly different. Scientific literature suggesting such differences at high altitude are deemed speculative or based on questionable comparisons of data. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE