Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorField, Katie E.
dc.contributor.authorHalla, Elissa A.
dc.contributor.authorLucarelli, Katie M.
dc.contributor.authorSingh, Monny R.
dc.contributor.authorYoon, Young me
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-25T01:40:14Z
dc.date.available2020-04-25T01:40:14Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/80039
dc.descriptionAn article that appeared in JASS, issue 2014en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine how chewing gum modulates pain response by observing physiological changes associated with pain. Measures of heart rate (HR), mean arterial blood pressure (MABP), and respiratory rate (RR) were recorded while undergoing a cold pressor test (CPT), a standard procedure used for measuring pain responses. Based on the suggested ability to induce anti-nociceptive response, gum chewing was tested as a tool for modulating pain in twenty subjects between the ages of 20-25. We hypothesized that chewing gum while undergoing the CPT would minimize typical increases in HR, RR, and MABP associated with pain perception and yield higher pain thresholds and tolerances in subjects undergoing the test. Physiological responses were measured under four conditions: 1. -CG/-CPT, 2. -CG/+CPT, 3. +CG/-CPT, and 4. +CG/+CPT. A statistically significant difference in heart rate (p= 0.005) was measured between positive control condition 2 and experimental condition 4. Although chewing gum did not show statistically significant improvements in pain threshold or tolerance in this study, overall trends in improvement of tolerance provide motivation for further study.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Advanced Student Sciences (JASS)en_US
dc.subjectpain toleranceen_US
dc.subjectpain thresholden_US
dc.subjectcold pressor testen_US
dc.subjectblood pressureen_US
dc.subjectheart rateen_US
dc.subjectrespiratory rateen_US
dc.titleThe Effect of Chewing Gum on Modulating Pain Responsesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record