As good as it gets? A meta-analysis and systematic review of methodological quality of heart rate variability studies in functional somatic disorders

@article{Tak2009AsGA,
  title={As good as it gets? A meta-analysis and systematic review of methodological quality of heart rate variability studies in functional somatic disorders},
  author={Lineke M. Tak and Harri{\"e}tte Riese and Geertruida H. de Bock and Andiappan Manoharan and Judith G. M. Rosmalen},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={82},
  pages={101-110}
}
Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction is a potential mechanism connecting psychosocial stress to functional somatic disorders (FSD), such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. We present the first meta-analysis and systematic review of methodological study quality on the association between cardiac ANS dysfunction, measured as parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) activity using heart rate variability (HRV), and FSD. Literature search revealed 23 available… CONTINUE READING
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