The effect of heart rate variability biofeedback training on stress and anxiety: a meta-analysis

@article{Goessl2017TheEO,
  title={The effect of heart rate variability biofeedback training on stress and anxiety: a meta-analysis},
  author={V C Goessl and Joshua E. Curtiss and Stefan G. Hofmann},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={47},
  pages={2578 - 2586}
}
Background Some evidence suggests that heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback might be an effective way to treat anxiety and stress symptoms. To examine the effect of HRV biofeedback on symptoms of anxiety and stress, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies extracted from PubMed, PsycINFO and the Cochrane Library. Methods The search identified 24 studies totaling 484 participants who received HRV biofeedback training for stress and anxiety. We conducted a random-effects meta-analysis. Results… 

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