to as simply "sickness"), a model was developed that explains approximately 37% of the variance in sickness and fits the data well based on statistical regression diagnostics.
The model developed in this study portrays a complicated relationship between sickness and age, gender, mental rotation ability, and pre-exposure postural stability. The four characteristics all interact with each other in their effect on predicted sickness and there is no clear relationship between sickness and any one of these four variables. The utility of the model developed lies not in its use for exact prediction but, rather, in the fact that it could be developed - thus indicating that sickness can be successfully modeled (in a statistic sense) on characteristics of an individual.
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