Comparison of Wrist Tapping Parameters in Healthy Adults with and Without Anxiety Using a Modified Original Technique

Ekaterina A. Narodova, Vyacheslav A. Rudnev, Natalia A. Shnayder, Andrey А. Narodov, Evgeniy E. Erakhtin

>International Journal of Biomedicine. 2018;8(3):240-243.   
DOI: 10.21103/Article8(3)_OA15
Originally published September 15, 2018  


The aim of the present study was to assess the main characteristics of the tempo-rhythm in healthy adults.
Materials and Methods: We examined 60 healthy adults without neurological and endocrinological pathology. Participants were divided into 2 groups. In Group 1 there were 33 adults without deviations on the scale of anxiety and depression were, and in Group 2, there were 27 persons with subclinically expressed anxiety according to the test results.  The test was conducted using hospital anxiety and depression scale HADS. (6). The study was conducted using a modified original technique “Method of exogenous rhythmic stimulation influence on an individual human rhythm.”
Results: We found that anxiety statistically significant affects the quantitative and qualitative parameters of wrist tapping (individual rhythm and rhythm stability) in healthy adults.
Conclusion: The obtained data can be used in neurorehabilitation for patients with a wide range of neurological disorders, including epilepsy.

rehabilitation • wrist tapping • neurology • epilepsy • anxiety
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Received July 4, 2018.
Accepted July 26, 2018.
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