ERIC Number: EJ485010
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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Incidence of Short-Sleep Patterns in Institutionalized Individuals with Profound Mental Retardation.
Poindexter, Ann R.; Bihm, Elson M.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v98 n6 p776-80 May 1994
Sleep patterns of 103 institutionalized individuals with profound mental retardation were explored. Almost 40% were found to have short-sleep patterns. Short-sleep was predicted by blindness; nonshort-sleep was predicted by diagnosis of cerebral palsy and sodium valproate usage. Techniques for minimizing possible negative consequences of short-sleep on habilitation activities are discussed. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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