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Associaton between psychological and cardiac functioning in a confined population.

1. to evaluate the effect of confinement and isolation on the changes in mood and affect of a crew and to correlate these fluctuations with changes in autonomic cardiac modulation using 24-hour Holter recordings; 2. to investigate whether confinement and isolation is associated with sleep changes, possibly related to changes in mood and autonomic alterations; 3. to assess changes of the cardiac sympathovagal balance; 4. to asses cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary function using methods of telemedicine/cardiology.
Date:1 Jan 2009 →  31 Dec 2012
Keywords:Mars, psychological stress, autonomic cardiovascular control, confinement, mood, affect, tele medicine, tele cardiology, Cardiac funtion, Space research
Disciplines:Cardiac and vascular medicine