Electrodermal activity measurements as stimulus-induced stress index in sedated adult intensive care unit patients


Introduction - Stress study is gaining more and more interest as its’ prevalence in general population is growing over the year. The negative consequences of sustained negative stress in mental, psychological and somatic health are well. Electrodermal activity is originated from the activation of sweat glands in the skin in response to stress or other stimuli and thought to reflect the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, or physiological arousal. The phenomenon is well studied in the field of neuropsychology and psychiatry, yet reports for its perioperative applications are limited. Aim – The present work evaluates electrodermal activity as stress index in sedated adult ICU (Intensive Care Unit) patients. Material Methods - This prospective observational study was conducted at the adult general ICU, at AHEPA General University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece. from October 2012 to December 2013 and was based on observation / recording for 4 hours of all monitoring parameters (Hem ...
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Η δερματική ηλεκτρική αγωγιμότητα στην αξιολόγηση του στρες σε ασθενείς της μονάδας εντατικής θεραπείας
Aslanidis, Theodoros Konstantinos
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Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki (AUTH)
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Γροσομανίδης Βασίλειος
Καρακούλας Κωνσταντινός
Χατζησωτηρίου Αθανάσιος
Βασιλάκος Δημήτριος
Φόρογλου Νικόλαος
Αμανίτη Αικατερίνη
Παπαβραμίδης Θεοδόσιος
Κεσίσογλου Ισαάκ
Medical & Health Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Electrodermal activity; Stress; Intensive care unit
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