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Use of a Pressure Vest to Reduce the Physiological Arousal of People with Profound Intellectual and Physical Disabilities During Routine Nail Care

ECU Author/Contributor (non-ECU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca LaChappelle (Creator)
Institution
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: This single subject ABAB study explored whether the use of a commercially available deep pressure vest would decrease physiological arousal in a male with profound mental retardation during nail care activities. Psychophysiological responses of electrodermal activity, skin temperature, electromyography, and heart rate were used as indicators of physiological arousal and recorded using the NeXus-10. Visual and statistical analysis revealed that the use of the deep pressure vest did not reduce physiological arousal during nail care.  

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Language: English
Date: 2009
Keywords
Deep Pressure, Health Sciences, Psychophysiology, Mental Retardation, Rehabilitation and Therapy

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Use of a Pressure Vest to Reduce the Physiological Arousal of People with Profound Intellectual and Physical Disabilities During Routine Nail Carehttp://thescholarship.ecu.edu/bitstream/handle/10342/2233/LaChappelle_ecu_0600M_10011.pdfThe described resource references, cites, or otherwise points to the related resource.