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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXIII/194: 097-100 Maximize

Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2012, XXXIII/194: 097-100

Title: Anxiety associated with parachute jumping

Authors: Kowalczyk E., Kura M., Ciećwierz J.

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Anxiety associated with parachute jumping


Kowalczyk E.1, Kura M.2, Ciećwierz J.1

1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology of Medical University in Łódź; 2Team of Medical Security – 16th Air-borne Battalion in Cracow, Poland

The aim of the study was to estimate an influence of parachute jumps on anxiety among professional soldiers from air-borne forces.
Material and methods
. The investigation was carried out on 46 professional soldiers from 16 Air-Borne Battalion, patients of outpatient department of 4495 Military Unit, men at 20 to 45 age, healthy – admitted to parachute jumping in air-borne forces. They were divided on groups according to a knowledge and an experience in parachuting. In order to estimate the level of nervous tension and mental stress, personal questionnaires in accordance with STAI were carried out on free day, day of parachute jump and 24h after jump.
Results
. The results show the influence of parachute jumps on the parameters of psychological stress.

Key words: anxiety, psychological stress, parachute jumping

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