Assessment of psychomotor skills using finger pulse guided biofeedback tool in young medical students: Psychomotor skills using heart rate as biofeedback tool

Annals of Medical Physiology

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Title Assessment of psychomotor skills using finger pulse guided biofeedback tool in young medical students: Psychomotor skills using heart rate as biofeedback tool
 
Creator Kumar, Chintala Kiran
Kumar, A. V. Siva
Madhurima, Pullaganti
Maruthy, K. N.
Preetham, Gurja John
 
Subject Cognition
Finger pulse plethysmography
Heart beat
Number countdown test
Psychomotor skills
Cognition
Finger pulse plethysmography
Heart beat
Number countdown test
Psychomotor skills
 
Description Psychomotor skills are the organized patterns of muscular activities guided by signals from the environment. These skills can be influenced by factors like age, gender, built of an individual and handedness. It’s a known fact that the dominant hand has more dexterity; nevertheless, proficiency of the non-dominant hand can be improved with repetition of tasks and procedures. The aim of the present study was to examine the influence of biofeedback mechanism on psychomotor skills performance and gender variation in their activity. Eighty participants aged between 20-30 years were recruited after taking the informed consent. All the subjects performed number countdown test and 100 pin dexterity test. Tests were done by fixing the subject’s heart beats instead of stipulated time which was picked up by finger Pulse plethysmography using optocoupler principle. The results were compared between the males and age-matched female participants. The pin dexterity scores with a right and left hands in males (57.2±8.1, 42.16±7.3) were significantly higher than females (48.41±8.4, 37.58±6.8) (p = 0.001 and p = 0.01). There was no significant difference in number countdown test scores. The results suggest that males handle a skilled performance better than females. This is perhaps males were less anxious as the task was designed in such way that it has to be completed by counting down the heart beats. In that way, the males got more time duration as the heart rate did not shoot up when the task was assigned.
 
Publisher Quench Academy of Medical Education and Research (QAMER) Publishing House
 
Date 2018-12-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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Peer-Reviewed Article
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Identifier https://amphysiol.com/index.php/amp/article/view/v2i4.21991
10.23921/amp.2018v2i4.21991
 
Source Annals of Medical Physiology; Vol. 2 No. 4 (2018); 36-39
2456-8422
 
Language eng
 
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