The Effects of Colored Tablecloth on Autonomic Nervous System and Subjective Arousal: The Possibility of Using a Color Effect for Nursing

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The Effects of Colored Tablecloth on Autonomic Nervous System and Subjective Arousal: The Possibility of Using a Color Effect for Nursing
Abstract:
The Effects of Colored Tablecloth on Autonomic Nervous System and Subjective Arousal: The Possibility of Using a Color Effect for Nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Tokushige, Atsuko, RN, PHN, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Meiji University of Integrative Medicine
Title:Lecturer
Co-Authors:Miwa Yamamoto RN, PhD, Associate Professor
Sayuri Tanaka RN, PHN, MSN, Associate Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] (Objective)  This research examines the hypothesis that colors adopted for the home environment impact autonomic nervous system activity and subjective arousal.
(Methods) (1)Subjects: Seventeen healthy adult women consented to participate in this research project.(2)Experimental requirement 1) Experiment environment: A room at our school, built to simulate a model standard home. 2) Color stimulus: We changed only the color of the tablecloth. For the colors used in the experiment, we used chromatic colors from the Munsell hue circle. We selected red, yellow and blue with high chroma. For the achromatic colors, we selected black and white. (3)Measurement item 1) Autonomic nervous system activity evaluation index: The evaluation index were HF and LF/HF. 2) Subjective awareness: We collected data using the Japanese UWIST Mood Adjective Checklist (JUMACL). Outcomes are Tense Arousal (TA) and Energetic Arousal(EA). Before and after subjects looked at each color, we collected the data.
(Results)(1) Autonomic nervous system activity evaluation index  1)HF: HF value decrease was significant in black. 2) LF/HF: The proportional increase was significant in black and white, and activation of sympathetic nervous system activity was found. Yellow also showed a marginal significance. (2) Subjective arousal (JUMACL)  A pre- and post-trial comparison of TA scores showed that post-trial scores were significantly low for blue and white. The post-trial EA scores were significantly low for all colors except red.
(Discussion) Significant activation of autonomic nervous system activity was found in an object that was commonly used in daily life, a tablecloth in black, yellow, or white. At the same time, colors except red have a tension reducing effect. We believe that color stimulation can use to adjust physical and mental activity in daily nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effects of Colored Tablecloth on Autonomic Nervous System and Subjective Arousal: The Possibility of Using a Color Effect for Nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155954-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effects of Colored Tablecloth on Autonomic Nervous System and Subjective Arousal: The Possibility of Using a Color Effect for Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tokushige, Atsuko, RN, PHN, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Meiji University of Integrative Medicine</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">atsuko-hanazono@mvf.biglobe.ne.jp</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Miwa Yamamoto RN, PhD, Associate Professor<br/>Sayuri Tanaka RN, PHN, MSN, Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] (Objective)&nbsp;&nbsp;This research examines the hypothesis that colors adopted for the home environment impact autonomic nervous system activity and subjective arousal. <br/>(Methods) (1)Subjects: Seventeen healthy adult women consented to participate in this research project.(2)Experimental requirement 1) Experiment environment: A room at our school, built to simulate a model standard home. 2) Color stimulus: We changed only the color of the tablecloth. For the colors used in the experiment, we used chromatic colors from the Munsell hue circle. We selected red, yellow and blue with high chroma. For the achromatic colors, we selected black and white. (3)Measurement item 1) Autonomic nervous system activity evaluation index: The evaluation index were HF and LF/HF. 2) Subjective awareness: We collected data using the Japanese UWIST Mood Adjective Checklist (JUMACL). Outcomes are Tense Arousal (TA) and Energetic Arousal(EA). Before and after subjects looked at each color, we collected the data. <br/>(Results)(1) Autonomic nervous system activity evaluation index&nbsp; 1)HF: HF value decrease was significant in black. 2) LF/HF: The proportional increase was significant in black and white, and activation of sympathetic nervous system activity was found. Yellow also showed a marginal significance. (2) Subjective arousal (JUMACL)&nbsp; A pre- and post-trial comparison of TA scores showed that post-trial scores were significantly low for blue and white. The post-trial EA scores were significantly low for all colors except red. <br/>(Discussion) Significant activation of autonomic nervous system activity was found in an object that was commonly used in daily life, a tablecloth in black, yellow, or white. At the same time, colors except red have a tension reducing effect. We believe that color stimulation can use to adjust physical and mental activity in daily nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:18:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:18:55Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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