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Research Article

The Physical Effects of Aromatherapy in Alleviating Work-Related Stress on Elementary School Teachers in Taiwan

Table 10

The HRV one-way ANOVA results of the anxiety-degree subgroups with a light workload before and after natural bergamot essential oil treatment for all participants.

IndicatorsMinor ( )Light ( )
BeforeAfterF P BeforeAfterF P

LF (ms2)9.72 ± 1.249.12 ± 1.366.270.014*9.80 ± 1.088.62 ± 1.1015.850.000**
HF (ms2)8.95 ± 1.548.89 ± 1.430.040.8349.06 ± 1.409.00 ± 1.330.030.870
LF/HF (nu)0.77 ± 1.030.23 ± 1.246.690.011*0.74 ± 0.82−0.38 ± 0.7228.010.000**
LF% (nu)65.6 ± 21.754.4 ± 24.46.940.010*66.5 ± 17.442.3 ± 15.029.990.000**
HF% (nu)34.3 ± 21.046.6 ± 24.38.730.004**34.8 ± 17.458.5 ± 14.829.020.000**
RRI (ms)778 ± 102788 ± 1150.240.626763 ± 82.5756 ± 64.50.120.733

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