|Heart rate responses|
|Mental stress||Laboratory relaxation||Lowest 5 min, evening|
|FM patients||76 (8), 58-89b||71 (8), 55-85c||66 (3), 52-78|
|Controls||76 (7), 64-88d||67 (8), 54-86||65 (3), 45-76|
Heart rate (bpm) during mental stress test, laboratory relaxation, and 5-min period with lowest heart rate during evening activities for fibromyalgia (FM) patients and healthy controls.
Values are mean (SD), range.
aIndependent samples t-test; Paired samples t-test: bdifferent from Laboratory relaxation (p=0.001), and lowest 5 min period during evening (p<0.001); cdifferent from lowest 5 min period during evening (p=0.009); ddifferent from Laboratory relaxation (p<0.001) and lowest 5 min period during evening (p<0.001).
Westgaard et al.
Westgaard et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013 14:97 doi:10.1186/1471-2474-14-97