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Table 1 Comparison of blood pressure and heart rate between the groups at different time points

From: Hydrotherapy as a recovery strategy after exercise: a pragmatic controlled trial

Variable Hydrotherapy (experimental group) n=17 Supine rest (control group) n=17
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)   
Baseline 124.76 ± 9.83 (95% CI 119.70 – 129.82) 132.17 ± 17.25 (95% CI 123.30 – 141.04)
Post-spinning session 120.76 ± 9.49 (95% CI 115.88 – 125.64)* 123.41 ± 18.67 (95% CI 113.80 – 133.01)*
Post-recovery 118.82 ± 13.31 (95% CI 111.97 – 125.67) 128.17 ± 18.30 (95% CI 118.76 – 137.58)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)   
Baseline 76.05 ± 9.23 (95% CI 71.31 – 80.80) 81.00 ± 8.78 (95% CI 76.48 – 85.51)
Post- spinning session 71.05 ± 9.17(95% CI 66.34 – 75.77)* 75.41 ± 8.99 (95% CI 70.78 – 80.03)*
Post-recovery 71.82 ± 7.97 (95% CI 67.72 – 75.92) 71.58 ± 8.44 (95% CI 67.24 – 75.92)#
Heart rate (beat/min)   
Baseline 73.29 ± 10.89 (95% CI 67.69 –78.89) 78.00 ± 13.06 (95% CI 71.28 – 84.71)
Post-spinning session 100.0 ± 13.4 (95% CI 94.3 – 105.7)* 97.29 ± 15.16 (95% CI 89.49 – 105.09)*
Post-recovery 80.35 ± 16.60 (95% CI 74.0 – 86.3)# 85.94 ± 14.91 (95% CI 78.19 – 92.27)
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation (95% confidence interval).
  2. * Bonferroni correction, P< 0.05, post-exercise vs. baseline value / # Bonferroni correction, P< 0.05, post-Spa therapy vs. Post-exercise value.