The relationship between anxiety and acute mountain sickness

  title={The relationship between anxiety and acute mountain sickness},
  author={Christopher John Boos and Malcolm Bass and John P O'Hara and Emma Vincent and Adrian J Mellor and Luke Sevier and Humayra Abdul-Razakq and M Cooke and Matthew John Barlow and David Richard Woods},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Introduction Whilst the link between physical factors and risk of high altitude (HA)-related illness and acute mountain sickness (AMS) have been extensively explored, the influence of psychological factors has been less well examined. In this study we aimed to investigate the relationship between ‘anxiety and AMS risk during a progressive ascent to very HA. Methods Eighty health adults were assessed at baseline (848m) and over 9 consecutive altitudes during a progressive trek to 5140m. HA… 

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