Exploring the Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Program in Reducing Anxiety in College Students

  title={Exploring the Effectiveness of a Computer-Based Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback Program in Reducing Anxiety in College Students},
  author={G. Henriques and S. Keffer and C. Abrahamson and S. Jeanne Horst},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  • G. Henriques, S. Keffer, +1 author S. Jeanne Horst
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • Given the pervasiveness of stress and anxiety in our culture it is important to develop and implement interventions that can be easily utilized by large numbers of people that are readily available, inexpensive and have minimal side effects. Two studies explored the effectiveness of a computer-based heart rate variability biofeedback program on reducing anxiety and negative mood in college students. A pilot project (n = 9) of highly anxious students revealed sizable decreases in anxiety and… CONTINUE READING
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