Publication Date

1986

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lankford, James E.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communicative Disorders

LCSH

Motion sickness||Dramamine

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to investigate the vestibular/proprioceptive evoked potential (V/PEP) and the effect of Dramamine on that potential. Twelve college-aged females participated in both the unmedicated and medicated conditions. The stimulus was a mobile platform bed which accelerated down an inclined ramp. The V/PEP waveform which was obtained consisted of 2 positive peaks (P₁, P₂) and 1 negative peak (N₁). The absolute latency of each was 50.58 msec for P₁, 146.25 msec for N₁ and 250.70 msec for P₂. The latencies of each peak were compared between the unmedicated and the medicated conditions using the Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test. No statistically significant differences were noted (.05 level). However, it was apparent that a V/PEP could be measured for each subject across all conditions.

Comments

Bibliography: pages [54]-57.

Extent

vi, 63 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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