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Kellen, Rebecca Margaret, Sleep Patterns and Chronic
Lain. Master of Science (General Psychology), August, 1991,
162 pp., 22 tables, references, 56 titles.
Sleep, emotions and pain are intimately connected,
physiologically, by their location and utilization of the
same brain centers and neurotransmitters. Sleep disturbances
have been clinically observed in chronic pain populations;
yet, no treatment program has formally addressed this aspect
of patient care. It is hypothesized that a pain population
(PN) will differ significantly from a non-injured workforce
(WF) when reviewing quantitative and qualitative sleep data.
This study strongly supports that sleep disturbances and
socioeconomic decrements exist in chronic pain patients.
Forty-seven variables were surveyed and 13 were found to show
significant differences between the groups and seven were
found to discriminate between the PN and WF groups at less
than the .0001 level. A discriminant analysis was performed
to determine the smallest model which could efficiently
classify cases, according to successive root variables. The
major discriminators are pain levels, medication, amount of
sleep obtained and number of awakenings.
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Kellen, Rebecca Margaret. Sleep Patterns and Chronic Pain, thesis, August 1991; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500658/m1/2/: accessed November 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .