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Configural Scoring of Simulator Sickness, Cybersickness and Space Adaptation Syndrome: Similarities and Differences?From a survey of ten U.S. Navy flight simulators a large number (N > 1,600 exposures) of self-reports of motion sickness symptomatology were obtained. Using these data, scoring algorithms were derived, which permit examination of groups of individuals that can be scored either for 1) their total sickness experience in a particular device; or, 2) according to three separable symptom clusters which emerged from a Factor Analysis. Scores from this total score are found to be proportional to other global motion sickness symptom checklist scores with which they correlate (r = 0.82). The factors that surfaced from the analysis include clusters of symptoms referable as nausea, oculomotor disturbances, and disorientation (N, 0, and D). The factor scores may have utility in differentiating the source of symptoms in different devices. The present chapter describes our experience with the use of both of these types of scores and illustrates their use with examples from flight simulators, space sickness and virtual environments.
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Acquisition Source
Johnson Space Center
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Kennedy, Robert S.
(RSK Assessments, Inc. Orlando, FL, United States)
Drexler, Julie M.
(RSK Assessments, Inc. Orlando, FL, United States)
Compton, Daniel E.
(RSK Assessments, Inc. Orlando, FL, United States)
Stanney, Kay M.
(University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Lanham, Susan
(University of Central Florida Orlando, FL, United States)
Harm, Deborah L.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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Public Use Permitted.
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