Proprioceptive Responses under Rising and Falling BAC's: A Test of the Mallanby Effect.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael A. Perko, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This study examined proprioceptive responses under equivalent rising and falling blood alcohol concentrations (BAC), using a repeated-measures design. Seven volunteer subjects, 21 to 35 years of age, participated in the study. After alcohol consumption, BAC readings were obtained every 5 minutes, and the proprioceptive responses were measured at the following BAC levels (in %): 0 (baseline), rising 0.05, 0.075, 0.1, falling 0.075, and 0.05. The analysis focused on the comparisons of these measures at the equivalent rising and falling 0.05% and at the 0.075% BACs. Results showed that the proprioceptive response was less accurate during the rising than the falling BACs.

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Publication
Wang, M. Q., Nicholson, M. E., Mahoney, B. S., Li, Y. H., & Perko, M. A. (1993). Proprioceptive Responses under Rising and Falling BAC's: A Test of the Mallanby Effect. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 77, 83-88.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
proprioceptive responses, blood alcohol concetrations