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An evaluation of cognitive-behavioral therapy for training resistance to visually-induced motion sickness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2565107     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This investigation examined the techniques for reducing visually-induced motion sickness. On the basis of their responses to a motion sickness history questionnaire, 32 subjects were selected and assigned to 1 of 4 groups such that the groups were matched on the basis of their ability to tolerate visually-induced apparent motion (VM). One group received 10 sessions of desensitization training only (DT); a second group received 10 sessions of cognitive therapy only (CT); a third group received 10 sessions of combined desensitization and cognitive therapy treatment (CG); and a fourth group received no treatment (C). (There are many speculations about why and how an individual's response changes with repeated stimulation. We have arbitrarily selected the term desensitization to connote the decrease in sensitivity over time with repeated exposures). The results indicated that only the groups which received cognitive therapy (i.e., CT and CG) exhibited significant increases in tolerance to VM when pretreatment measures were compared to posttreatment measures. No significant differences in pre- vs. posttreatment measures were observed in the desensitization only or control groups (i.e., DT and C). A similar pattern of results was obtained with the symptomatology data.
T G Dobie; J G May; W D Fisher; N B Bologna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1989 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-12     Completed Date:  1989-05-12     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  307-14     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Naval Biodynamics Laboratory, Michoud Station, New Orleans, LA.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy / methods*
Desensitization, Psychologic
Middle Aged
Motion Sickness / etiology,  therapy*
Vision, Ocular*

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