Psychological and physiological changes acquired from heartbeat biofeedback combined with breathing exercises : The changes experienced by beginners in biofeedback

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  • TAKAI Hideaki
    Graduate School of Health and Sport Science, Nippon Sport Science University

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  • 呼吸法を併用した心拍バイオフィードバックの心理・生理的変化について : バイオフィードバック未経験者を対象として

Abstract

This study was intended to review the psychological and physiological changes acquired from heartbeat biofeedback combined with breathing exercises. In this study, next three experimental conditions were set. Control condition (eyes closed resting state), regular condition (eyes closed, listening to heartbeat sound and try to expand the heartbeat, no breathing exercises), respiration condition (eyes closed, listening to heartbeat sound and try to expand the heartbeat, with breathing exercises). To compare each of these experimental conditions, as psychology index Two-Dimensional Mood Scale (TDMS) and introspective report, as physiology index count of respiration, electrocardiogram R-R interval were chosen as barometer. Furthermore, Lorenz plot was calculated from electrocardiogram R-R interval. As result of inspection, three major differences were found out between three conditions. (1) By TDMS, during mid experiment in regular condition and respiration condition, positive alertness enhanced. (2) In respiration condition, count of respiration decreased during mid experiment. (3) By Lorenz plot, regular condition showed increase in cardiac sympathetic nerve activity during post experiment. In conclusion, when BF was intended for inexperienced subject to relax, effort to expand heartbeat using BF with breathing exercises was more effective than without breathing exercise.

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  • CRID
    1390282679766409600
  • NII Article ID
    110007227165
  • DOI
    10.20595/jjbf.36.1_69
  • ISSN
    24323888
    03861856
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • CiNii Articles
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    Disallowed

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