Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2013 / Article / Tab 9

Research Article

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

Table 9

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

IndicatorsBMI > 40 ( )21 ≤ BMI ≤ 24 ( )
BeforeAfterF P BeforeAfterF P

LF (ms2)9.40 ± 1.309.33 ± 1.130.050.8179.80 ± 1.069.02 ± 1.1314.930.000**
HF (ms2)8.88 ± 1.938.96 ± 1.480.080.7749.04 ± 1.439.40 ± 1.162.180.143
LF/HF (nu)0.58 ± 0.930.37 ± 0.910.710.4020.76 ± 1.24−0.37 ± 1.2025.600.000**
LF% (nu)62.4 ± 19.158. 6 ± 20.10.500.48164.2 ± 23.742.3 ± 24.125.200.000**
HF% (nu)38.7 ± 19.642.4 ± 20.30.450.50736.4 ± 23.758.4 ± 23.825.540.000**
RRI (ms)768 ± 153802 ± 1520.640.426773 ± 93.0772 ± 82.90.000.989

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