PLAN B PROPOSAL APPROVAL FORM
MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE: COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, DULUTH
Committee member signatures on this form signify that if the project is completed as
stated in the abstract, this project will be accepted as meeting the student's Plan B
paper research requirement.
Any significant changes made in the project after the acceptance of the proposal must
be approved by the faculty Plan B advisor.
This form will be retained in the student's academic file.
STUDENT'S NAME: Bridget Peterson
TITLE OF PLAN B: Physiologic Responses in Persons with Dementia
PROJECT ABSTRACT: This research aimed to provide valid physiologic data including
heart rate, body temperature, and galvanic skin response in adults with dementia. This
study was motivated by the lack of objective data for measuring the emotional and
physiologic responses for persons with dementia during conversational based therapy
activities. The potential benefit of this research is the opportunity to improve the quality
of life for all persons with dementia by providing a systematic method in which to gauge
their physiologic and emotional responses regardless of their ability to communicate
Faculty Advisor Date