An investigation of arousal and verbal and spatial affective stimuli with cerebrovascular accidents patients

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dc.contributor.advisor Baumann, Karen S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Mary Kathryn Schwinden en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:47Z
dc.date.created 1984 en_US
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1984 .S36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180494
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the differences between right and left hemisphere brain damaged (BD) patients and controls in response to verbal and spatial-affective stimuli. The three null hypotheses explored in this study were: (a) Right hemisphere BD patients would not display significantly different arousal levels from controls in response to verbal and spatial-affective stimuli, (b) left hemisphere BD patients would not display significantly different arousal levels from controls in response to verbal and spatial-affective stimuli, and (c) left hemisphere BD patients would not display significantly different arousal levels from right hemisphere BD patients in response to verbal and spatial-affective stimuli. A One-Way Analysis of Variance was used to determine if differences in arousal existed between right and left hemisphere BD patients and controls. Planned comparisons (t-tests) were used in analyzing the hypotheses.A total of 48 subjects was used in this study. Experimental subjects were composed of 16 left and 16 right hemisphere BD patients from Community Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. Sixteen control subjects were obtained from the community of Muncie, Indiana. All subjects were volunteers. No significant differences were found between right and left hemisphere BD patients and controls with respect to age, education, and post injury.The instruments used in this study were a J & J electrodermal unit, the Affective Behavior Test, and the Comprehension subtest of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised. All tests were individually administered while GSR recordings were obtained. Administration, scoring, computer analyses, and interpretation was completed between May 1982 and February 1984.All three null hypotheses were rejected. Right and left hemisphere BD patients' arousal levels in response to affective stimuli were significantly different from those of controls (p <.001). These results suggested that arousal levels in right and left hemisphere BD patients were lower than non-brain damaged individuals. Additionally, right hemisphere BD patients were found to have significantly lower arousal levels than left hemisphere BD patients (p<.01). In light of these findings, it was recommended that future research explore the value of increasing arousal levels for cerebrovascular accident patients in the rehabilitative process. en_US
dc.format.extent 3, v, 68 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cerebral hemispheres. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Arousal (Physiology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Brain damage -- Patients -- Rehabilitation. en_US
dc.title An investigation of arousal and verbal and spatial affective stimuli with cerebrovascular accidents patients en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/225703 en_US


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