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The Use of Weighted Blankets in Patients with Anxiety

  title={The Use of Weighted Blankets in Patients with Anxiety},
  author={Kelsey Den Hartog and M. Jansen and Madison Godfredsen and Eden Burch},
The purpose of this review of literature is to determine the safety and effectiveness of weighted blankets in patients in the Spencer Hospital with signs and symptoms of anxiety. A comprehensive literature review was conducted using articles from 2008 to 2017. Databases used include CINAHL and Google Scholar. The keywords weighted blanket, anxiety, deep pressure stimulation therapy, inpatient, medical-surgical, and mental health yielded 7 articles in CINAHL and 3 articles in Google Scholar. 25… 



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

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

Evaluating the Safety and Effectiveness of the Weighted Blanket With Adults During an Inpatient Mental Health Hospitalization

This exploratory, pilot study investigates the safety and effectiveness of the standardized use of the 30-pound WB with 30 adults during an acute inpatient mental health hospitalization and indicates 60% had a significant reduction in anxiety.

Pilot study of a sensory room in an acute inpatient psychiatric unit

The sensory room was an effective intervention to ameliorate distress and disturbed behaviour, although this did not translate into reductions in overall rates of seclusion or aggression.

Physiological Effects of Deep Touch Pressure on Anxiety Alleviation: The Weighted Blanket Approach

The application of deep touch pressure (DTP) has been suggested to provide positive effects on anxiety modulation. However, empirical and theoretical evidence linked to the clinical effects of DTP

The Effects of Deep Pressure Therapies and Antecedent Exercise on Stereotypical Behaviors of Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

In the past decade, the number of children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has steadily increased. A common characteristic of ASD is the presence of stereotypical behaviors (e.g.,

Effects of deep pressure stimulation on physiological arousal.

  • S. ReynoldsS. LaneBrian Mullen
  • Psychology, Medicine
    The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
  • 2015
It is concluded that deep pressure stimulation is capable of eliciting changes in autonomic arousal and may be a useful modality in diagnostic groups seen by occupational therapy practitioners.

However, newer trends tend to use weighted blankets to calm anxiety or autism-related symptoms along with other nonpharmacological interventions

  • 2008

2017). By analyzing and combining pre-existing data from a multitude of research studies, the benefits and effectiveness

  • 2017