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Document ID (ISN)59424
CIS number 93-305
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Crowley J.S., Wesensten N., Kamimori G., Devine J., Iwanyk E., Balkin T.
Title Effect of high terrestrial altitude and supplemental oxygen on human performance and mood
Bibliographic information Aug. 1992, Vol.63, No.8, p.696-701. 26 ref.
Abstract In a study to investigate the effects of high terrestrial altitude on human performance, 13 male soldiers ascended in 10min from sea level to 4,300m (simulated) and remained there for two and a half days. Subjects carried out cognitive tests and mood tests and completed a questionnaire to assess the severity of acute mountain sickness (AMS) symptoms. Following rapid ascent, performance was most affected during the first eight hours. Recovery of cognitive function was slower in subjects suffering from AMS.
Descriptors (primary) mountain sickness; high altitude; assessment of working capacity
Descriptors (secondary) low-pressure chamber tests; cognitive performance; oxygen; psychological effects; human experiments
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hypobaric pressure