Biofeedback as a stress management tool: a systematic review

Biofeedback as a stress management tool: a systematic review Inappropriate management of acute stress can negatively affect cognition and task performance. Frequently occurring acute stress encounters can lead to cardiovascular and immunity deficiencies, and psychological disorders such as depression, fatigue, and burnout. Biofeedback can be used as a non-invasive, passive, continuous method of managing stress in real time. A systematic review of biofeedback as a real-time stress management intervention for non-patients was conducted to identify literature between 2000 and 2017, yielding 17 studies evaluating physiological, psychological, and/or performance metrics. Participants represent convenience samples (N = 9 studies) and deliberately selected samples, whose optimal performance under stress is critical for occupational success (N = 8 studies). Various methods to collect data, display biofeedback, induce stress, and measure performance were reported. Overall, biofeedback is an effective intervention that can be used to reduce physiological and subjective stress, and enhance performance. This is especially true among professionals, whose job per- formance requires appropriate stress management. Keywords Acute stress · Chronic stress · Stress management · Biofeedback · Performance 1 Background Now imagine being a physician in one of Boston’s hospi- tals, suddenly flooded with patients in need of urgent care, Imagine being a volunteer at the Boston Marathon in 2013, with no prior knowledge of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Cognition, Technology & Work" Springer Journals

Biofeedback as a stress management tool: a systematic review

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Publisher
Springer London
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag London Ltd., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Computer Science; User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction; Industrial and Organizational Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Automotive Engineering; Aerospace Technology and Astronautics; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
1435-5558
eISSN
1435-5566
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10111-018-0487-x
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Abstract

Inappropriate management of acute stress can negatively affect cognition and task performance. Frequently occurring acute stress encounters can lead to cardiovascular and immunity deficiencies, and psychological disorders such as depression, fatigue, and burnout. Biofeedback can be used as a non-invasive, passive, continuous method of managing stress in real time. A systematic review of biofeedback as a real-time stress management intervention for non-patients was conducted to identify literature between 2000 and 2017, yielding 17 studies evaluating physiological, psychological, and/or performance metrics. Participants represent convenience samples (N = 9 studies) and deliberately selected samples, whose optimal performance under stress is critical for occupational success (N = 8 studies). Various methods to collect data, display biofeedback, induce stress, and measure performance were reported. Overall, biofeedback is an effective intervention that can be used to reduce physiological and subjective stress, and enhance performance. This is especially true among professionals, whose job per- formance requires appropriate stress management. Keywords Acute stress · Chronic stress · Stress management · Biofeedback · Performance 1 Background Now imagine being a physician in one of Boston’s hospi- tals, suddenly flooded with patients in need of urgent care, Imagine being a volunteer at the Boston Marathon in 2013, with no prior knowledge of

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"Cognition, Technology & Work"Springer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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