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dc.contributor.authorWasley, David
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, A.
dc.contributor.authorBackx, Karianne
dc.contributor.authorWilliamon, A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-02T13:20:10Z
dc.date.available2013-04-02T13:20:10Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationWasley, D., Taylor, A., Backx, K. and Williamon, A. (2012) 'Influence of fitness and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity to musical performance', Work, 41(1), pp.27-32
dc.identifier.issn1051-9815
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/4006
dc.description.abstractObjective: The current study examines the relationships between physical activity and fitness and reactivity to a musical performance stressor (MPS). Numerous studies suggest that being fitter and more physically active has a beneficial effect on individuals' cardiovascular responses to laboratory-based mental challenges. The results are equivocal regarding the transfer of such benefits to real world contexts such as musical performance. Participants: Forty six advanced music students completed this assessment. Method: All participants completed a 20-min pre-performance assessment of heart rate (HR), HR variability (HRV) and blood pressure. Participants also completed baseline measures and a sub-maximal fitness assessment on a separate day. Results: A positive association between fitness and HR pre-MPS was found. Fitness was also positively associated with root mean square SD RR_{interval} before the MPS. Higher fitness was related to lower state anxiety post-MPS. Conclusions: Implications of the findings are discussed in relation to classical musicians' day-to-day work and performance.
dc.language.isoenen_GB
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dc.titleInfluence of fitness and physical activity on cardiovascular reactivity to musical performanceen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-1240


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