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Motion sickness incidence during a round-the-world yacht race

Motion sickness incidence during a round-the-world yacht race
Motion sickness incidence during a round-the-world yacht race

Motion sickness experiences were obtained from participants in a 9 month, round the world yacht race. Race participants completed questionnaires on their motion sickness experience 1 week prior to the start of the race, during the race, and following the race. Yacht headings, sea states, and wind directions were recorded throughout the race. Illness and the occurrence of vomiting were related to the duration at sea and yacht encounter directions relative to the prevailing wind. Individual crewmember characteristics, the use of anti-motion sickness drugs, activity while at sea, and after-effects of yacht motion were also examined with respect to sickness occurrence. Sickness was greatest among females and younger crewmembers, and among crewmembers who used anti-motion sickness drugs. Sickness varied as a function of drug type and activity while at sea. Crewmembers who reported after-effects of yacht motion also reported greater sickness while at sea. The primary determinants of motion sickness were the duration of time spent at sea and yacht encounter direction to the prevailing wind.

0095-6562
849-856
Turner, M.
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Griffin, M.J.
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Turner, M.
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Griffin, M.J.
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Turner, M. and Griffin, M.J. (1995) Motion sickness incidence during a round-the-world yacht race. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 66 (9), 849-856.

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Abstract

Motion sickness experiences were obtained from participants in a 9 month, round the world yacht race. Race participants completed questionnaires on their motion sickness experience 1 week prior to the start of the race, during the race, and following the race. Yacht headings, sea states, and wind directions were recorded throughout the race. Illness and the occurrence of vomiting were related to the duration at sea and yacht encounter directions relative to the prevailing wind. Individual crewmember characteristics, the use of anti-motion sickness drugs, activity while at sea, and after-effects of yacht motion were also examined with respect to sickness occurrence. Sickness was greatest among females and younger crewmembers, and among crewmembers who used anti-motion sickness drugs. Sickness varied as a function of drug type and activity while at sea. Crewmembers who reported after-effects of yacht motion also reported greater sickness while at sea. The primary determinants of motion sickness were the duration of time spent at sea and yacht encounter direction to the prevailing wind.

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Published date: 1995
Organisations: University of Southampton, Human Factors Research Unit

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Local EPrints ID: 408571
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/408571
ISSN: 0095-6562
PURE UUID: 4cf2ef97-c95e-499c-80a1-a367fe70e7b7
ORCID for M.J. Griffin: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0743-9502

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Date deposited: 23 May 2017 04:03
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:56

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