Accession Number : ADP004653

Title :   Psychological Components in the Development and Prevention of Air Sickness,

Corporate Author : GERMAN AIR FORCE INST OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE FUERSTENFELDBRUCK (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Kemmler,R. W.

Report Date : NOV 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Extensive behavior analysis is made on the basis of 23 case studies of motion sick aircrew members. Situational context variables and their interaction with individual dispositions, behavior regulation patterns, coping mechanisms and self control techniques are discussed. It seems that sensitivity to motion is not the only criterion in the development of motion sickness. Description of countermeasures and their effects are presented. Daily exercise of various techniques of behavior regulation to build up successive adaptation to motion stress will enable persons to cope with motion sickness producing situations inflight.

Descriptors :   *MOTION SICKNESS, *PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, *PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, FLIGHT CREWS, CASE STUDIES, BEHAVIOR, CONTROL, TRAINING, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), DESENSITIZING, SYMPOSIA

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE