Study Of Biofeedback Program To Reduce Anxiety Level

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EFFECTIVENESS OF BIOFEEDBACK INTERVENTION1ASSIGNMENT COVER SHEET (INDIVIDUAL)Please complete and attach this form to your assignment.All assignments must be submitted to lecturer on the stipulated submission date. The ‘AcknowledgementSlip’ portion will be date stamped and returned to the student.NameSivasankari D/O RajendranStudent No.32492277Unit CodePSY 351Unit NameBiological Bases of BehaviourClass CodeALocal Lecturer’s nameJoy TongAssignment No. (ie. 1,2,3) or ‘short answer’2Your assignment should meet the following requirements.Please confirm this by tickingthe boxes before submitting your assignmentMy assignment is double-spaced and clearly legibleMy assignment is written on one side of page onlyI have provided a wide margin (4 cm) on left-hand side of pageThe first page of my assignment is clearly labelled with my name,unit no, unit name and tutor’s name.I have retained a copy of my assignmentI have completed and signed the declaration belowAll forms of plagiarism, cheating and unauthorised collusion are regarded seriously by theUniversity and could result in penalties including failure in the unit and possible exclusionfrom the University. If you are in doubt, please contact the Unit CoordinatorDECLARATIONExcept where I have indicated, the work I have submitted in this assignment is my own work.Signed:SivasankariDate submitted:27 March 2016OFFICE USE ONLYOFFICE USE ONLYSubmission dateDate assignment collected:STUDENT’S SIGNATURE on collection of assignment:Not applicable for Kaplan Singapore
Running head: EFFECTIVENESS OF BIOFEEDBACK INTERVENTION1Biological Bases of Behaviour PSY 351Sivasankari D/O Rajendran32492277Manage Anxiety Among University StudentsUsing Biofeedback Training2679 words
EFFECTIVENESS OF BIOFEEDBACK INTERVENTION2AbstractResearchers have documented that there is a high frequency of mental healthproblems such as increase in anxiety level among the graduate students globally.However, it is noted that not all students are able to seek help on their mental healthissues in their campuses due to limited resources. This study examined the use ofbiofeedback program to reduce the anxiety level among the graduate students. 70final-year undergraduate students from Murdoch University in Australia participatedin this study for a duration of 10 weeks. They were randomly assigned to either theintervention group or the control group. The experiment used 2 x 2 SPANOVA toanalyse the data from Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) and SkinConductance Level (SCL). The result supported the hypothesis that the biofeedbackprogram was effective in significantly reducing the anxiety level in the participantsfrom the intervention group, while the control group did not show any improvementin their anxiety level. As such, biofeedback program is concluded to be an effectiveintervention to reduce anxiety in the graduate students.
EFFECTIVENESS OF BIOFEEDBACK INTERVENTION3Manage Anxiety Among University Students UsingBiofeedback TrainingPractising clinician and metal health policy makers pays more attention onanxiety disorder as it is the most prevailing psychiatric disorder (Stein &Vythilingum, 2015). Anxiety is part of our daily life which gives us a vital signalfunctions to help us operate our daily task (Rose & Devine, 2014). However, when itbecomes irrepressible and overwhelming on daily situation, anxiety becomes adisorder (Rose et al., 2014).Anxiety is found in everyone regardless of age, gender or situation. For thepast few decades, there is an increase in occurrence and severity of psychologicalsymptoms among students from universities (Ratanasiripong, Sverduk, Prince &Hayashino, 2012). Students face a certain amount of social and emotional problemsthat interferes with their ability to function well in their studies (Lee, Olson, Locke,Michelson & Odes, 2009). When students get overwhelmed with such pressures andare unable to cope, the consequences lead them to anxiety, stress, depression,impulsive behaviours and even suicide (Ratanasiripong et al., 2012). Stunningstatistics have shown that there is an increase in suicides, alcohol related incidentsand other emotional and mental related issues experience by college students(Taylor, 2006).Studies have shown that graduate and undergraduate students from Australia,Greece, Taiwan and Thailand have high prevalence of negative emotions such asstress, anxiety and depressive symptoms (Ratanasiripong, Kaewboonchoo,Ratanasiripong, Hanklang & Chumchai, 2015). This is supported by a surveyconducted in 2012 by Association for University and College Counselling CentreDirectors (AUCCCD), which indicates that anxiety is the top existing burden college
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