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Resonant breathing biofeedback training for stress reduction among manufacturing operators

Sutarto, Auditya Puwardini and Abdul Wahab, Muhammad Nubli and Mat Zin, Nora (2012) Resonant breathing biofeedback training for stress reduction among manufacturing operators. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), 18 (4). pp. 549-561. ISSN 1080-3548 E-ISSN 2376-9130

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine the effect of resonant breathing biofeedback training for reducing stress among manufacturing operators. Resonant breathing biofeedback works by teaching people to recognize their involuntary heart rate variability and to control patterns of this physiological response. Thirty-six female operators from an electronic manufacturing factory were randomly assigned as the experimental group (n = 19) and the control group (n = 17). The participants of the intervention received 5 weekly sessions of biofeedback training. Physiological stress profiles and self-perceived depression, anxiety, and stress scale (DASS) were assessed at pre- and post-intervention. Results indicated that depression, anxiety, and stress significantly decreased after the training in the experimental group; they were supported by a significant increase in physiological measures. Overall, these results support the potential application of resonant biofeedback training to reduce negative emotional symptoms among industrial workers. stress resonant breathing biofeedback operators

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 7532/55780
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofeedback; Operators; Resonant breathing; Stress
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Nora Mat ZIn
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2017 11:30
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2017 11:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/55780

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