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Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
First Committee Member
Howard L. Runion
Second Committee Member
Carl C. Riedesel
Statement of the problem. The present study was designed to answer the question: What is the effect of tranquilizers, specifically phenothiazines , on diadochokinetic movement in a geriatric population? It was hypothesized that patients exhibiting overt effects of long term phenothiazine therapy (dyskinesia ) would show a reduced rate of diadochokinetic movement when compared with an age-matched group exhibiting no such symptoms and with no history of having taken tranquilizers . Furthermore, if this diadochokinetic movement were reduced, there would be a greater incidence of defective speech in this patient group .
Terzo, Sam Larry. (1968). The effect of tranquilizing agents on diadochokinetic movement in a senile psychotic population. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1659
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