MOTION SICKNESS SUSCEPTIBILITY AND AEROBIC FITNESS: A LONGITUDINAL STUDY

Authors
  1. Cheung, B.S.K.
  2. Money, K.E.
  3. Jocobs, I.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
A longitudinal study evaluated the susceptibility to motion sickness in initially unfit subjects before and after an endurance training program. Motion stimulation was provided by the Precision Angular Mover, in which the subject was tumbled head over heels about an Earth-horizontal axis at 20 cycles per minute in darkness. Maximal aerobic power and the blood lactate response to submaximal exercise were evaluated with cycle ergometry. The training program caused significant improvements in Vo sub 2 max and endurance capacity, and a significant decrease in percent body fat. There was a significant (p < 0.0125) increase in motion sickness susceptibility after the physical training, suggesting that increased physical fitness caused increased susceptibility to motion sickness in some individuals.
Report Number
DCIEM-89-P-39 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
15 Mar 1990
Number of Pages
4
Reprinted from
Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 1990, p 201-204
DSTKIM No
90-02584
CANDIS No
64842
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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