Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

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

Table 3

One-session massage effect on heart rate variability.

HRV values 
Mean (95% CI) ()
values
Baseline (B)During massage (D)After massage (A)Repeated measures 
ANOVA
Pairwise comparison
B~DB~AD~A

lnHF1.63 (0.26 to 3.01)2.02 (0.65 to 3.39)1.69 (0.38 to 2.99)0.030.0410.05
lnLF2.44 (1.13 to 3.76)2.78 (1.5 to 4.07)2.59 (1.39 to 3.78)0.0460.02610.34
Normalized HF, n.u.0.33 (0.23 to 0.44)0.33 (0.24 to 0.42)0.32 (0.22 to 0.43)0.9NANANA
Normalized LF, n.u.0.67 (0.56 to 0.77)0.67 (0.58 to 0.76)0.68 (0.57 to 0.78)0.9NANANA
LF/HF3.28 (1.98 to 4.59)3.34 (2.22 to 4.45)3.81 (2.1 to 5.52)0.54NANANA

HRV: heart rate variability; HF: high frequency; LF: low frequency.
Normalized HF: HF/(HF + LF); normalized LF: LF/(HF + LF).
B (baseline): five minutes before massage; D (during massage): the mean of five-minute intervals during massage process; A (after massage): five minutes after massage.