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Table 4 Associations between cardiac variables and demographic, anxiety, and performance measures for the ASD group

From: Functional autonomic nervous system profile in children with autism spectrum disorder

  Age IQ RCADS GAD Performance
Baseline HR -1.57 ± 0.70    
HR speaking-pre baseline   0.18 ± 0.05 -0.15 ± 0.06  
HR speaking-post baseline   0.19 ± 0.06 -0.18 ± 0.06 0.08 ± 0.04
RSA Eyes-pre baseline   -0.02 ± 0.005   
RSA Eyes-post baseline   -0.01 ± 0.005   
  1. Only significant regression slopes (β) are reported. P < 0.05, P < 0.005. HR: heart rate; RSA: respiratory sinus arrhythmia; speaking: public speaking task; Eyes: Reading the Mind in the Eyes task; RCADS: Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale; GAD: generalized anxiety disorder.