30Jun 2024


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Background: Motion sickness is a common condition characterized by symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, and vomiting, triggered by movements during travel or other activities. Despite its impact across all ages, there is lack of studies in the prevalence among 18– 28 years individuals.Understanding its effects on the quality of life and productivity is crucial for developing effective interventions.

Objectives: To investigate the prevalence of motion sickness among age 18 –28 years.

Methods:A convenient sampling approach was employed, involving 562 participants (463 females, 99 males), aged 18 - 28 years from various departments of JSSAHER. Participants completed the Motion Sickness Susceptibility Questionnaire (MSSQ) short form to assess their susceptibility. Additionally, the Motion Sickness Assessment Questionnaire (MSAQ) was administered at the end of travel to evaluate the severity of symptoms experienced by them.

Results:In this study of 562 participants (463 females, 99 males), 71.4% mild, 27.8% moderate, and 0.9% severe. The mean age was 19.89 years. There was no significant association between gender and motion sickness severity (p = 0.264), but age showed a significant correlation with motion sickness severity (p = 0.014). Linear regression indicated a weak positive relationship between age and motion sickness score (Beta = 0.196, p < 0.05), explaining 3.9% of the score variability.

Conclusion: The study highlights the importance of motion sickness that impacts young adults quality of life and occupational performance. Currently, there is no permanent solution, highlighting further research and intervention strategies.

[Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi, Abiya Binoy, Donna KarippayilIype, Shashirekha B. and Praveen Kulkarni (2024); THE PREVALENCE OF MOTION SICKNESS IN YOUNG ADULTS OF MYSORE, KARNATAKA Int. J. of Adv. Res. (Jun). 968-979] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Dr. Amitabh Kishor Dwivedi


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/18961      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/18961