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Effect of posture on levels of arousal and awareness in vegetative and minimally conscious state patients: A preliminary investigation
Elliott, L., Coleman, M., Shiel, A., WILSON, B.A., Badwan, D., Menon, D. & Pickard, J.
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 76, 298-299
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To date 23 patients have been assessed using the WHIM in supine and again in the elevated position. Analysis of the first 12 patients in this study (preliminary analysis) found a significant improvement in the highest ranked and total number of behaviours observed in the elevated position.