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  • Main Title Sleep Patterns and Chronic Pain


  • Author: Kellen, Rebecca Margaret
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Chair: Butler, Joel R.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: McManemin, Frances
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Doster, Joseph A., 1943-
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas


  • Creation: 1991-08


  • English


  • Content Description: 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.
  • Physical Description: v, 162 leaves


  • Keyword: sleep problems
  • Keyword: chronic pain
  • Keyword: chronic pain patients
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Sleep -- Physiological aspects.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Intractable pain.


  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD


  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved
  • Rights Holder: Kellen, Rebecca Margaret

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation


  • Text


  • Call Number: 379 N81 no.6739
  • Accession or Local Control No: 1002778838-Kellen
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1483175
  • OCLC: 26039925
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc500658


  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Academic Department: Department of Psychology
  • Degree Discipline: General Psychology
  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Publication Type: thesi