Motion sickness and anxiety

S. Fox, I. Arnon

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Ninety-four Israeli pilot traineses completed a battery of anxiety related questionnaires: Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale, EPQ, 16PF, and Spielberger's State and Trait Anxiety Scores. Self reports and flight instructor observations of motion sickness symptoms were collected after initial flights. No significant correlations were found between these two sources. Anxiety scores derived from the battery of anxiety questionnaires were correlated with self reports of motion sickness but not with instructor observations. Discussion focussed on the potential limitations of external observers in assessing motion sickness, the convergence of anxiety assessments, and the overlap between anxiety and motion sickness symptoms. Methodological and practical implications conclude the review.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)728-733
Number of pages6
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1988


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