The effects of the task in works on blood pressure, heart rate, and palmer sweat rate in humans Chihiro Miwa 1 , Miwako Sato 2 , Yoshihiro Tamura 1 , Takanori Igami 1 , Hideki Shimizu 1 1Department of Occupational Therapy, Nagoya University School of Health Sciences 2Yayoi Hospital Keyword: 作業分析 , 血圧 , 心拍数 , 作業選択 , 健常者 , activity analysis , blood pressure , heart rate , selection of activity , health humans pp.32-37
Published Date 1999/2/15
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 This paper was designed to determine human autonomic responses on some tasks : inspiration, sound, arithmetic and three works. Three works involve moving pegs from a hole to another one for 5min (MP), moving beans by chopsticks from a dish to another one for 5 min (MB), and doing a puzzle with 6 pieces for 5 min (DP). We measured systolic (SBP) and diastolic (DBP) blood pressure by the ocilometolic method, heart rate (HR) by the bipolar electrocardiogram, and sweat rate (SR) on the palmed side of the hand by the ventilated capsule method in 10 healthy young subjects during these tasks.

 SBP increased in arithmetic, MP and MB, and DBP increased in arithmetic and MB, and HR increased in arithmetic and three works, and SR increased in all tasks. Increase in SR was larger in MB compared with MP and DP. After all, these works were more effective with regard to autonomic responses than other tasks, and MB was the most effective. These changes may be due to both physical and psychological effects.

 In occupational therapy, occupational therapists must consider autonomic responses in activity for the treatment in patients.

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