Sensory stimulation in prolonged coma: four single case studies.

  title={Sensory stimulation in prolonged coma: four single case studies.},
  author={Sam Wilson and Glen E Powell and Karen Elliott and Harold Thwaites},
  journal={Brain injury},
  volume={5 4},
Patients diagnosed as being in prolonged coma (vegetative state) in this hospital are routinely treated according to a sensory stimulation protocol. This paper reports an evaluation of the efficacy of this procedure using the comparison of behavioural measures taken immediately prior to and post-stimulation. Four single cases produced significant behavioural changes suggesting increased arousal as a result of stimulation. The results and implications for further evaluation studies are discussed… CONTINUE READING

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