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The influences of meteorological factors on the health and functional state of human

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ABSTRACT

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.

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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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