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Table 2 Results of physiological intervention effects and periodic effects. Values are given in median and interquartile range, as p-value and effect sizes (r)

From: Feasibility and effectiveness of thoracic spine mobilization on sympathetic/parasympathetic balance in a healthy population - a randomized controlled double-blinded pilot study

 Period 1Period 2Intervention effectp / rPeriod effectp / r
Group 1: HRV HF907 (422–1891)1567 (789–1893)− 172 (− 1290–266)0.025*
0.65
−172 (− 1290–266)0.109
0.46
Group 2: HRV HF2627 (834–6801)950 (429–2699)1237 (237–3555)236 (1237–3556)
Group 1: HRV ratio LF/HF94 (75–273)88 (67–113)29 (− 12–155)0.016*
0.70
29 (−12–155)0.423
0.23
Group 2: HRV ratio LF/HF52 (30–109)156 (36–209)−86 (− 109 - -12)−1237 (−3555 - -237)
Group 1: HR61.25 (58.00–70.21)59 (52.25–68.23)4.78 (3.32–8.15)0.006*
0.78
4.78 (3.32–8.15)0.423
0.23
Group 2: HR53.50 (52.62–62.75)58.14 (54.11–63.89)- 3.19 (−6.02–1.28)3.19 (−1.28–6.02)
  1. Legend: HRV- HF heart rate variability high frequency, HRV ratio LF/HF heart rate variability ratio low frequency/high frequency, HR heart rate frequency
  2. * significant < 0.05