Effects of conversation on intracranial pressure in comatose patients.

@article{Johnson1989EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of conversation on intracranial pressure in comatose patients.},
  author={Sheree M. Johnson and A Omery and Dimitris Nikas},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={1989},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          56-63
        }
}
In this time series design study we investigated the effects of conversation on intracranial pressure (ICP). Two conversation types were used, and continuous measurements of ICP were recorded. Type 1 conversation was an emotionally referenced conversation that reflected an actual nursing report on the patient's current condition. Type 2 conversation was a predetermined dialogue unrelated to the patient. Two hypotheses were tested to determine the existence of differences between the ICP… CONTINUE READING