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dc.contributor.authorSecrest, Janet A.
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T02:19:23Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T02:19:23Zen
dc.date.issued1987-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/574966
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of core body temperature in spinal cord injured patients. The research question was: Is there a circadian rhythm for core body temperature in spinal cord injured patients? Subjects included 19 in patients with traumatic spinal cord transections at or above the fourth thoracic segment. Oral temperatures were monitored every four hours for a 48-hour period using an electronic thermometer. The range of individual subjects temperature ranges were 1.1 to 5.2 degrees F. The group pattern of mean temperatures from Day 1 was similar to that of Day 2.A significant difference was found between the time periods (p = .038). The higher temperatures occurred in the evening, and the lower temperatures in the morning. The finding of a circadian rhythm for core body temperature was unexpected in spinal cord injured subjects.
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dc.subjectBiorhythmsen
dc.subjectBody Temperatureen
dc.subjectCircadian Rhythmen
dc.subjectSpinal Cord Injuriesen
dc.titleScreening for Circadian Rhythm of Core Body Temperature in Spinal Cord Injured Patientsen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiological and Technological Nursingen
dc.description.advisorBrown, Barbaraen
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophy with a Major in Nursingen
dc.description.committeeBillue, Joyce; Jowers, Laurie; McCain, Nancy; Markowskien
html.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to describe the pattern of core body temperature in spinal cord injured patients. The research question was: Is there a circadian rhythm for core body temperature in spinal cord injured patients? Subjects included 19 in patients with traumatic spinal cord transections at or above the fourth thoracic segment. Oral temperatures were monitored every four hours for a 48-hour period using an electronic thermometer. The range of individual subjects temperature ranges were 1.1 to 5.2 degrees F. The group pattern of mean temperatures from Day 1 was similar to that of Day 2.A significant difference was found between the time periods (p = .038). The higher temperatures occurred in the evening, and the lower temperatures in the morning. The finding of a circadian rhythm for core body temperature was unexpected in spinal cord injured subjects.


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