Hand temperature norms for headache, hypertension, and irritable bowel syndrome

Edward B. Blanchard, Belinda Morrill, David A. Wittrock, Lisa Scharff, James Jaccard

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Abstract

Hand temperature norms are presented for 221 headache patients (migraine, mixed, and tension), 105 hypertensives, 45 irritable bowel syndrome patients, and 56 normal controls under conditions of resting baseline, self-relaxation, volitional handwarming, mental arithmetic, and cold pressor. The two vascular headache groups (migraine and mixed) had significantly lower hand temperatures across conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)319-331
Number of pages13
JournalBiofeedback and Self-Regulation
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

Keywords

  • hand temperature norms
  • headache
  • hypertension
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • stress profiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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