Effect of Mental Stress on Heart Rate Variability In Type 'A' And Type 'B' Personality's Subjects: A Comparative Interventional Study

Dr. Nisha Awasthi, Dr. Anuradha Yadav, Dr. Manisha Shakhla, Dr . Kusum Gaur, Dr. Manish Sharma

Abstract


Stress is a side effect of development but simultaneously it affects many physiological parameters in the human body. Reaction to stress also dependsupon the type of personality. The present study compare the changes occurs in heart rate variability (HRV) due to mental stress in the Type ‘A’ and Type ‘B’ personalities which was decided with Glazer questionnaire.In each of these two groups 30 males were taken. After general interview of these subjects, HRV was recorded during resting & mental stress (reverse calculations). Present study observed that mean change in LF:HF ratio and Heart rate were more in Type ‘A’ personalities than the Type ‘B’ personalities althoughit was found significant in Heart rate only. So it can be concluded from this study that Type ‘A’ personalities are more prone to mental stress than Type ‘B’ personality.


Keywords


Stress, Personality, cardiovascular risk, Heart Rate Variability

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