Health  Vol.5 No.12 , December 2013
The influences of meteorological factors on the health and functional state of human

The influence of fluctuations of atmospheric pressure on the functional state of the humans was studied during spring, autumn and winter seasons. Sensory-motor reaction time and selfreported wellbeing, activity and mood were used for evaluation of functional state. The inter-individual variations of those parameters were compared to meteorological parameters using rank order correlation and general linear model. It was found that atmospheric pressure fluctuations have a stronger negative effect with periods of 120-1200 s and 20-120 s on psychological self-assessment and with periods of 10-20 s and 5-10 s on sensory-motor reaction time than the fluctuations with other periods.

Cite this paper: Sharafi, R. , Bogdanov, V. , Gorlov, D. and Gorgo, Y. (2013) The influences of meteorological factors on the health and functional state of human. Health, 5, 2068-2076. doi: 10.4236/health.2013.512281.

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