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Effects of multifunctional fabrics on cardiac autonomic tone and psychological state.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15527199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart rate variability was compared in 20 subjects wearing multifunctionalfabric (experimental sessions) and cotton (control sessions) clothing. Anxiety, depression, fatigue, and stress levels were lower and emotional levels were higher during the experimental sessions than in the control sessions. Multifunctional fabrics reduced the low-frequency/high-frequency power ratio of heart rate variability. These results support the hypothesis that multifunctional fabrics increase cardiac parasympathetic tone. In addition, subjects had lower heart rates during the experimental sessions compared with controls, suggesting a stabilizing effect on the autonomic nervous system. In conclusion, multifunctional fabrics may act to stabilize both the autonomic nervous system and psychological state.
Myeong Soo Lee; Hye-Jung Kim; Jeho Song; Ki-Won Park; Sun-Rock Moon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  114     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-05     Completed Date:  2005-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  923-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Center for Integrative Medicine, Institute of Medical Science, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology*
Autonomic Nervous System / physiology*
Depression / psychology*
Electrocardiography / methods
Heart Rate / physiology*
Pain Measurement / methods
Self Assessment (Psychology)
Textiles* / classification

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