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Psychological change in the wintering members of the Japanese antarctic research expedition / 日本温泉気候物理医学会雑誌
Article in Japanese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-372541
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ABSTRACT
Psychological tests were undertaken on the eight wintering members of the 28th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (mean age 35±SD 4years old) with about 4 month intervals through the expedition.<br>The first test was done on the ship to Antarctica on November 24, 1986 (Test-1), and the second (Test-2), the third (Test-3) and the fourth test (Test-4) were done at the Japanese Antarctic Asuka Base on March 28, 1987, July 17, 1987 and October 11, 1987, respectively. The last fifth test (Test-5) was performed on the ship to Japan on February 29, 1988.<br>For psychological tests, MAS (manifest anxiety scale), CMI (Cornell Medical Index) and SRQ-D (Self-rating Questionaire for Depression) were used.<br>The mean scores of MAS-A, CMI-T (S, I, J+M-R) showed a tendency to become high in Test-2 and Test-3 and become low after Test-4. The mean scores of SRQ-D exhibited a tendency to become high in Test-3 and the high score continued after Test-4.<br>The psychological stress seems to have reached a peak point at Test-3, in July, 1987, when was the last session of winter with no sunshine at Antarctic Base.<br>Some management for mental health might be needed in this season for the wintering members of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition.

Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Japanese Journal: The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine Year: 1991 Type: Article
Full text: Available Index: WPRIM (Western Pacific) Language: Japanese Journal: The Journal of The Japanese Society of Balneology, Climatology and Physical Medicine Year: 1991 Type: Article