Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002725
Title: Evaluating the effects of video games on blood pressure and heart rate
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Heart rate and blood pressure (BP) are measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person’s health. Two types of video games are used, and a comparative study is done. This is useful because it helps in comparing the amount of stress given by a M-rated game when compared to a E-rated game. This study on video games and heart rate was conducted to find the effects of video games on the health. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 individuals between the age group of 12 and 18 were selected (both males and females) for this study. They were allowed to play two games - one E rated and another M rated. Their heart rate and BP were recorded before and after the games using an electronic BP monitor. The data were recorded and assessed. Result: The normal average values of systole, diastole, and heart rate were found to be 127.5 mmHg, 86 mmHg, and 84 bpm, respectively. After E-rated games, the values were found to be 128.3 mmHg, 86.4 mmHg, and 85 bpm, respectively. After playing M-rated games, the systole was found to be 130.67 mmHg, diastole was 87 mmHg, and the heart rate was 87 bpm. Conclusion: The study revealed that M-rated games increased BP and heart rate more when compared to E-rated game. The comparative study between variation in heart rate of males and females shows that variation is more prominent in males than in females.

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    R. Jagadheeswari 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

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    1 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayatri Devi, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. Jagadheeswari 1 , R. Gayatri Devi 2 *, A. Jothi Priya2

    Title:Evaluating the effects of video games on blood pressure and heart rate
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Sept [ Special Issue 1 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2702-2704)
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    Methodology:Blood pressure, Bradycardia, Diastole, Heart rate, Systole, Tachycardia
    Research Materials:Video games

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Blood pressure Bradycardia Diastole Heart rate Systole Tachycardia

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