Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 6

Research Article

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

Table 6

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

IndicatorsElder ( )Young ( )
BeforeAfterF P BeforeAfterF P

LF (ms2)9.74 ± 1.159.06 ± 1.417.500.007**9.75 ± 1.258.81 ± 1.1010.420.002**
HF (ms2)8.70 ± 1.428.70 ± 1.380.000.9959.45 ± 1.529.29 ± 1.360.190.660
LF/HF (nu)1.04 ± 0.820.36 ± 1.1312.71 0.001**0.30 ± 1.02−0.48 ± 0.9410.410.002**
LF% (nu)71.2 ± 17.557.1 ± 21.813.590.000**57.2 ± 21.940.2 ± 19.910.920.002**
HF% (nu)28.7 ± 16.543.1 ± 21.816.610.000**43.8 ± 21.660.7 ± 19.611.040.001**
RRI (ms)763 ± 74.7771 ± 76.50.360.552792 ± 123790 ± 1360.010.946

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