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Motion sickness susceptibility in healthy subjects and vestibular patients: effects of gender, age and trait-anxiety

Paillard, Aurora and Quarck, Gaëlle and Paolino, Fabio and Denise, Pierre and Paolino, Michel and Golding, John and Ghulyan-Bedikian, Venera (2013) Motion sickness susceptibility in healthy subjects and vestibular patients: effects of gender, age and trait-anxiety. Journal of Vestibular Research, 23 (4,5). pp. 203-209. ISSN 0957-4271

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Paillard, Aurora and Quarck, Gaëlle and Paolino, Fabio and Denise, Pierre and Paolino, Michel and Golding, John and Ghulyan-Bedikian, Venera
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Abstract:

Several studies have suggested that anxiety may play a role in motion sickness susceptibility (MSS) variability. This study aimed to assess motion sickness susceptibility in healthy subjects and chronic vestibular patients and to investigate its relationship to gender, age and trait-anxiety. Healthy subjects (n=167) and chronic dizzy patients with various vestibulopathies (n=94), aged from 20 to 92 years old, were asked to complete Motion Sickness Susceptibility questionnaire (MSSQ) and trait-anxiety questionnaire (STAI-B). When patients were divided into those who had vestibular loss (n=51) vs. patients without vestibular loss (n=43), the MSSQ scores (mean ± SD) for patients with vestibular loss (18.8 ± 30.9) were lower than healthy subjects (36.4 ± 34.8), who were lower than vestibular patients without vestibular loss (59.0 ± 39.7). These significant differences could not be explained by gender, age, trait-anxiety, or interaction. Women had higher MSS than men, and MSS declined with age for healthy subjects and vestibular patients. The overall relationship between anxiety and MSS scores was weak and only reached significance in healthy subjects. These results support the conclusion that the vestibular system is heavily involved in MSS and that trait-anxiety may play a role in MSS but only in healthy subjects.

Official Website: http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vestibular-research/ves00501
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Anxiety, vestibular, dizziness, age, gender
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Fashion
Date: 2013
Digital Object Identifier: 10.3233/VES-130501
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 15:07
Item ID: 10431
URI: http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/10431

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