Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury. In order to carry out Its functions, the Election Commission has formulated the following strategies: To identify and collect data and information on newly developed areas to ensure a fair representation of voters in each constituency.
PDF version of the complete paper: The need for treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder PTSD among combat veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq is a growing concern.
PTSD has been associated with reduced cardiac coherence an indicator of heart rate variability [HRV] and deficits in early stage information processing attention and immediate memory in different studies. However, the co-occurrence of reduced coherence and cognition in combat veterans with PTSD has not been studied before.
A pilot study was undertaken to assess the covariance of coherence and information processing in combat veterans. A two-group combat veterans with and without PTSDpre-post study of coherence and information processing was employed with baseline psychometric covariates.
The study was conducted at a VA Medical Center outpatient mental health clinic.
Participants met with an HRVB professional once weekly for 4 weeks and received visual feedback in HRV patterns while receiving training in resonance frequency breathing and positive emotion induction. Cardiac coherence, word list learning, commissions false alarms in go—no go reaction time, digits backward.
Cardiac coherence was achieved in all participants, and the increase in coherence ratio was significant post-HRVB training. Significant improvements in the information processing indicators were achieved.
Degree of increase in coherence was the likely mediator of cognitive improvement. Lewin, Jill de Grood, Jeffrey P. Schaefer Open Medicine ; 5 4 E Physicians often experience work-related stress that may lead to personal harm and impaired professional performance.
Biofeedback has been used to manage stress in various populations. To determine whether a biofeedback-based stress management tool, consisting of rhythmic breathing, actively self-generated positive emotions and a portable biofeedback device, reduces physician stress.
Randomized controlled trial measuring efficacy of a stress-reduction intervention over 28 days, with a day open-label trial extension to assess effectiveness. Urban tertiary care hospital. Physicians in the intervention group were instructed to use a biofeedback-based stress management tool three times daily.
Participants in both the control and intervention groups received twice-weekly support visits from the research team over 28 days, with the intervention group also receiving re-inforcement in the use of the stress management tool during these support visits.
During the day extension period, both the control and the intervention groups received the intervention, but without intensive support from the research team.
Stress was measured with a scale developed to capture short-term changes in global perceptions of stress for physicians maximum score During the randomized controlled trial days 0 to 28the mean stress score declined significantly for the intervention group change The difference in mean score change between the groups was The lower mean stress scores in the intervention group were maintained during the trial extension to day The mean stress score for the control group changed significantly during the day extension period change A biofeedback-based stress management tool may be a simple and effective stress-reduction strategy for physicians.
The need for an appropriate and effective intervention for children with ADHD is a growing concern for educators and childcare agencies.
This randomized controlled clinical trial evaluated the impact of the HeartMath self-regulation skills and coherence training program Institute of HeartMath, Boulder Creek, California on a population of 38 children with ADHD in academic year groups 6, 7, and 8.
Learning of the skills was supported with heart rhythm coherence monitoring and feedback technology designed to facilitate self-induced shifts in cardiac coherence.
The cognitive drug research system was used to assess cognitive functioning as the primary outcome measure. Secondary outcome measures assessed teacher and student reposted changes in behavior.Workplace Stress Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades.
Increased levels of job stress as assessed by the perception of having little control but lots of demands have been demonstrated to be associated with increased rates of heart attack, hypertension and other disorders.
STRESSFUL WORKPLACE RELATIONSHIPS: A QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE EXPLORATION. by. Abigail J. Pierotti. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment.
Stress in the Workplace Managing Job and Work Stress.
While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and performance, impact your physical and emotional health, and affect your relationships and home life.
stressful occupations.” (Melchior et al., , p.2) Work stress can affect employees regardless of gender, position or type of employment. If one looks around and scans the research on stress and mainly stress at workplace, one discovers that stress is settled among the workers as an inevitable factor.
stress at work are a pressing concern among business leaders and scholar practitioners. Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) meditation is an intervention that has been proven to reduce stress. Participants in both the control and intervention groups received twice-weekly support visits from the research team over 28 days, with the intervention group also receiving re-inforcement in the use of the stress management tool during these support visits.