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dc.contributor.advisorSchmidt, John K.
dc.contributor.advisorRead, Robert R.
dc.contributor.authorFlaherty, Michelle A.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:19:57Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:19:57Z
dc.date.issued1998-09-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8296
dc.description.abstractThe U. S. Navy implemented the Self-Paced Airsickness Desensitization (SPAD) program in 1989 for aviation students whose incidence of airsickness was not easily resolved. Some participants may have also experienced symptoms that are not typically recognized as motion sickness, including prolonged drowsiness and/or mood changes. These effects are part of a poorly understood response to motion termed "Sopite Syndrome." This thesis explores the effects of Sopite Syndrome on student aviators diagnosed with motion sickness. Sixty SPAD program participants completed a survey comprised of scales, which estimate motion sickness, drowsiness, fatigue, and sleep disturbances during SPAD treatment days. Results indicate: (1) symptoms consistent of Sopite Syndrome were reported by 45% of the participants and (2) the presence of Sopite Syndrome in a SPAD participant was not an accurate predictor for successful treatment and return to flight statusen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theeffectsofsopi109458296
dc.format.extentxvi, 61 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of Sopite Syndrome on self-paced airsickness desensitization programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderButtrey, Samuel E.
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research
dc.subject.authorSopite Syndromeen_US
dc.subject.authorMotion Sicknessen_US
dc.subject.authorAirsicknessen_US
dc.subject.authorAirsickness Rehabilitation Programsen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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