Exploring the Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted Blanket

@article{Mullen2008ExploringTS,
  title={Exploring the Safety and Therapeutic Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation Using a Weighted Blanket},
  author={Brian Mullen and T. Champagne and S. Krishnamurty and D. Dickson and R. Gao},
  journal={Occupational Therapy in Mental Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={24},
  pages={65 - 89}
}
Abstract This paper presents the results of a concurrent, nested, mixed methods exploratory study on the safety and effectiveness of the use of a 30 lb weighted blanket with a convenience sample of 32 adults. Safety is investigated measuring blood pressure, pulse rate, and pulse oximetry, and effectiveness by electrodermal activity (EDA), the State Trait Anxiety Inventory-10 and an exit survey. The results reveal that the use of the 30 lb weighted blanket, in the lying down position, is safe as… Expand
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