A study of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion.

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Nursing
Department Nursing
Author Lumpkins, Robert Wesley
Contributor Wheeler, Bob
Title A study of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion.
Date 1982-12
Description This research investigated the presence of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion. A retrospective study medical record was completed to investigate the occurrence of rhythmic variation. Twenty-five subjects were utilized to gather urinary volume data, collected at either four- or six-hour intervals. All subjects had experienced spinal cord injury resulting in neurogenic bladder syndrome. Consequently, urinary catheterization protocol was necessary for bladder emptying. The population consisted of para- and quadriplegic subjects, ranging in ages from 18 to 55 years of age. Urinary “volume†and associated “time†of collection were the principal variables of this research. Secondary variables for this study were: blood pressure, pulse, temperature, level of activity, and amount of fluid intake. Result of (consignor) analysis indicated no (circadian) rhythmicity in the group “as a whole.†Four subject had “fair†(r[2] > .25) individual results with 24-hour periods (range: 23 to 25 hours). Significant correlation was seen between urinary volume and amount of fluid intake. Otherwise, secondary variable analysis revealed non-significance in regard to urinary volume excreted.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Excretion; Nursing
Subject MESH Circadian Rhythm; Urodynamics; Spinal Cord Injuries
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Dissertation Name MS
Language eng
Relation is Version of Digital reproduction of "A study of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion." Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library. Print version of "A study of circadian rhythmicity in urinary volume excretion." available at J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collection. QP 6.5 1982 L84.
Rights Management © Robert Wesley Lumpkins, Jr.
Format Medium application/pdf
Identifier us-etd2,15979
Source Original: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (no longer available).
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Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2012-04-23
ID 193537
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6805h77
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