Sleep Characteristics in Patients with Whiplash-Associated Disorders

Sleep Characteristics in Patients with Whiplash-Associated Disorders

Sport and Spine Rehab’s clinical research foundation, Sport and Spine Rehab Clinical Research Foundation (SSRCRF) has published another study! SSRCRF was founded in 2009 and has IRB approval with Marquette University. All studies that are developed are published in peer reviewed journals.

The purpose of this specific study was to explore sleep habits and characteristics of patients with whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) presenting at an outpatient, chiropractic clinic using the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Sleep Scale. SSR’s Dr. Jay Greenstein, Dr. Barton Bishop, Dr. Allen Huffman and Rehab Specialist Danielle Davis, along with Jean Edward, RN, BSN and Robert Topp, RN, PhD conducted the study which was published in Topics in Intergrative Health Care 2012, Vol. 3(4) on December 31, 2012.

Fifty- one patients from an outpatient chiropractic and physical therapy clinic specializing in spinal rehabilitation participated in this cross-section, descriptive study. Data analysis included descriptive statistics to describe pain, disability and sleep characteristics of the study sample, and computation of confidence intervals to determine differences in means of sleep characteristics between the non-WAD population and the study sample of WAD patients.

Their conclusion provided evidence for the need to further explore sleep disturbances among WAD patients to establish a stronger understanding of the course and prognosis of the situation. The full?study can be found by clicking here.

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