Accession Number : AD0467972

Title :   PREDICTING THE SUSCEPTIBILITY OF AVIATORS TO VERTIGO: A PRELIMINARY STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Vinacke,W. E.

Report Date : 23 FEB 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This report analyzes data bearing upon the susceptibility of aviators to vertigo. Material derived from interviewb with 77 aviators consisted ofreported experiences with vertigo, answers to six personal questions, and objective information about the aviators' flying egperience. Each suaject was rated by 3 psychologists independently for degree of vertigo reported, in tems of three criteria; namely, severity of individual incidents, frequency, and personal attitude. There was sufficient agreement among the raters to permit a composite vertigo rating. Criterion, or extreme, groups of men with much vertigo and little vertigo were thub defined, and compared with respect to the way they anbwered the questions, and with respect to experiential factors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VERTIGO, FLIGHT CREWS), (*PERCEPTION, VERTIGO), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY, EMOTIONS, STATISTICAL DATA, AVIATION MEDICINE, NAVY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE