Accession Number:

ADA611066

Title:

Assessing a Specific Measure of Sopite Syndrome: The Mild Motion Questionaire

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

2002-03-28

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The sopite syndrome is characterized by motion-induced drowsiness. However, little is know about this unique response to motion. The Mild Motion Questionnaire was developed in an effort to quantify sopite syndrome. The goal of the current study was to test the construct validity of the questionnaire to distinguish the symptomology from that of boredom or inattention. Thus, a sample of 456 undergraduate students completed the Mild Motion Questionnaire, the Boredom Proneness Scale, and the Adult Attention DeficitHyperactive Disorder Checklist. Results suggested divergence of sopite from the other scales. Conversely, the measures of boredom proneness and attention deficithyperactive disorder were related. Interpretations and implications for performance and human error in operational settings are discussed as well as implications for performance and human error in operational settings.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE