Hand temperature norms are presented for 221 headache patients (migraine, mixed, and tension), 105 hypertensives, 45 irritable bowel syndrome patients, and 56 normal controls under conditions of resting baseline, self-relaxation, volitional handwarming, mental arithmetic, and cold pressor. The two vascular headache groups (migraine and mixed) had significantly lower hand temperatures across conditions.
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This research was supported in part by grants from NINCDS (NS-15235 and NS-23440), from NHLBI (HL-27622 and HL-31189), and from NIDDK (DK-38614).
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Blanchard, E.B., Morrill, B., Wittrock, D.A. et al. Hand temperature norms for headache, hypertension, and irritable bowel syndrome. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation 14, 319–331 (1989). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00999123
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- hand temperature norms
- stress profiles
- irritable bowel syndrome