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Title: The effect of heart rate variability biofeedback on stress in a Lebanese student population : an experimental study
Authors: Finianos, Jessica
Advisors: Ziadeh, Salaheddine
Keywords: Stress, HRV biofeedback, university students, Lebanon
Subjects: Stress (Psychology)
Hear rate variability
Biofeedback (Psychology)
Dissertations, Academic
University of Balamand--Dissertations
Issue Date: 2018
Objective: This study investigates the effectiveness of a 4-session HRV-BF intervention on stress reduction by levels of perceived stress and state anxiety, among Lebanese university students.
Methods: Thirty two participants from 5 different Lebanese universities were randomly assigned to one of two groups: a biofeedback or a control group. All participants filled pre- and post- measures including the Perceived Stress Scale and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory- form Y1.
Results: The use of the HRV-BF intervention significantly reduced stress and state-anxiety (as shown by the PSS and STAI-Y1 scores). In contrast, only state-anxiety was reduced in the no-biofeedback control group.
Conclusion: Results of this study support the use of HRV-BF among university students to help them manage their stress.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 52-61).
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Type: Thesis
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