A comparison of the incidence and understanding of altitude illness between porters and trekkers in the Solu Khumbu Region of Nepal.

@article{Newcomb2011ACO,
  title={A comparison of the incidence and understanding of altitude illness between porters and trekkers in the Solu Khumbu Region of Nepal.},
  author={Lauren Newcomb and Chhewang Sherpa and Annabel H. Nickol and Jeremy Windsor},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={197-201}
}
OBJECTIVE Altitude illness can occur in anyone who ascends to high altitude. Better understanding of altitude illness is associated with a lower incidence of acute mountain sickness (AMS). The purpose of this study is to compare, for the first time, the incidence and understanding of altitude illness between foreign trekkers and indigenous porters in Nepal. METHODS Interviews and questionnaires were completed at the International Porter Protection Group Rescue Post at Machermo (4470 m… CONTINUE READING