Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

The Effect of Massage Therapy on Autonomic Activity in Critically Ill Children

Table 1

Heart rate variability for critically ill children compared with normal values from the literature [2628].

Age of the 18 PICU subjects 
(number of subjects)
HF of PICU subjects, ms2/HzHF normal range, ms2/Hz [2628]
Mean SD

2 months ()2.625.03 2.36
5 months ()22.425.03 2.36
8 months ()28.336.6 3.03
10 months ()25.936.6 3.03
2.5 years ()106.5407.48 3.56
5 years ()0.04398 377
6 years ()0.13398 377
8 years ()8.35469 275
12 years ()0.07285.5272
14 years ()9.17285.5 272
17 years ()0.36285.5 272

PICU: pediatric intensive care unit; HF: high frequency.