Date of Award

5-1-2003

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research and Education: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Michael Smith

Second Advisor

Russel Gamber

Third Advisor

Scott Stroll

Abstract

Holland, Bradly Shane, Effects of Compression of the Fourth Ventricle on Sleep Latency. Master of Science (Clinical Education and Research), May 2003, pp, 2 tables, 3 figures, references. Hypothesis: Compression of the fourth ventricle decreases sleep latency independent of therapeutic touch. Methods: Subjects participated in CV-4 treatment, sham treatment, and control. Order was randomized. Electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram tracings, heart rate, and blood pressure were recorded. After the treatments, data were collected for 30 minutes. Data were collected during the control for 30 minutes. After the first two treatments, subjects had a one hour recovery period. Results: The ANOVA showed a difference between groups (F=28.462, power=.998, p< .001). Pairwise comparison showed sleep latency was shorter for CV-4 than sham or control. There was no difference between sham and control. For total percent sleep, an ANOVA showed a difference between groups (F=20.5, power=.982, p=.001). Pairwise comparison revealed differences between control and CV-4, control and sham, but not CV-4 and sham. Conclusions: CV-4 shortens sleep latency independent of light touch.

Comments

Holland, Bradly Shane, Effects of Compression of the Fourth Ventricle on Sleep Latency. Master of Science (Clinical Education and Research), May 2003, pp, 2 tables, 3 figures, references. W 4.5 H734E 2003

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