Kumea Shorter-Gooden

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Sleep paralysis is a state of consciousness experienced while waking from sleep or falling asleep. It is characterized by an experience of being unable to move for several seconds or minutes. This study represents the first survey to measure the incidence of this disorder in a black population of healthy subjects and psychiatric patients.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research was to develop and validate an instrument to measure shifting or self-altering strategies among African American women. METHOD A 13-item instrument was developed to measure aspects of shifting phenomena based on the empirical literature, feedback from focus groups, and cultural experts. The initial validation study,(More)
In an effort to develop an Afro-centric intrapsychic evaluation tool, the Community Mental Health Council, Inc., Altered States of Consciousness Research Team, developed a structured interview used to quantify and qualify the 17 states of consciousness(1) that occurred in black control, precare, and aftercare subjects. Differences were noted in the three(More)
Coma, commonly known as "being unconscious" or "out cold," is a state of consciousness characterized by a total inability to perceive incoming stimuli. A retrospective phenomenologic study found that 10 of 36 control, 19 of 36 precare, and 20 of 36 aftercare subjects (49 of 108, or 45.4 percent) had experienced coma at least once during their lives. The(More)
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