Accession Number : ADA131930

Title :   Motion Sickness Incidence: Distribution of Time to First Emesis and Comparison of Some Complex Motion Conditions.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DESMATICS INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Personal Author(s) : Burns,Kevin C

PDF Url : ADA131930

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A statistical mixture model is used to fit time-to-emesis data. The Weibull probability distribution is shown to provide a good fit for those subjects who either become sick or withdraw from the experiment within two hours. The second part of the mixture accounts for those subjects who neither quit nor vomit within two hours. The lognormal probability model is shown to give a poorer fit to the data and figures showing the relative fits of the estimated Weibull and lognormal distributions are provided. A nonparametric test is used to compare the five motion conditions of the Correlation Study. That test shows that there are significance differences in severity among the conditions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Motion sickness, Emesis, Time, Time intervals, Correlation techniques, Mathematical models, Probability distribution functions, Weibull density functions

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE