Mathematical Sciences

Lund University

  • Title: Cross Spectral analysis of Heart Rate Variability connected to work related stress
  • Short description:

    A number of recent studies report that decreased heart rate variability (HRV) power is related to cardivascular disease, depression, various anxiety disorders, and long-term work related stress or burnout. This project aims for classification of groups of patients with stress related diagnosis using a novel methodology for time-frequency analysis of locally stationary processes. The work includes analysis and evaluation on a novel set of HRV measurement data controlled by metronome guided respitation. Prerequisites: FMSF10/MASC04, FMSN35/MASM26

  • Long description:

    A number of recent studies report that decreased heart rate variability (HRV) power is related to cardivascular disease, depression, various anxiety disorders, and long-term work related stress or burnout. Cross spectral analysis between the HRV and the breathing signals can be used as a refined technique for analyzing the HRV power. The project aim is to compare and develop such methods for the analysis of HRV data collected from individuals at different stages of work related burnout. This project aims for classification of groups of patients with stress related diagnosis using a novel methodology for time-frequency analysis of locally stationary processes. The work includes analysis and evaluation on a novel set of HRV measurement data controlled by metronome guided respitation. Prerequisites: FMSF10/MASC04, FMSN35/MASM26

  • University cooperation: Rachele Anderson, Mathematical Statistics
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  • Contact: Maria Sandsten