Accession Number : AD1045682

Title :   Evaluation of HRV Biofeedback as a Resilience Building Reserve Component

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2016,31 Jul 2017

Corporate Author : Research Triangle Institute Research Triangle Park United States

Personal Author(s) : Hourani, Laurel

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Report Date : 01 Aug 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The specific aims of this study are to (1) develop a mobile app for use with the Biofeedback-Assisted Resilient Training (BART) protocol; (2) examine the relationship between baseline heart rate variability (HRV) and resilience, mental health, substance use, stress and physical health measures; (3) examine how much military personnel with mental health symptoms have lower HRVs and resilience measures at baseline and change over time; and (4) find out how having other mental health issues may affect the impact of HRV-BART on resilience, coping, and posttraumatic growth (PTG) scale scores. The study team will recruit 500 Reserve Component service members (RCSMs) through behavioral health providers and inactive duty training activities. RCSMs will be randomized to receive a 1.5-hour group introductory training in either HRV-BART or relaxation breathing alone and be assessed on baseline HRV and mental and physical health questionnaires. To date, we have received all Institutional Review Board (IRB) approvals, conducted a pilot test determining optimal data collection devices, developed the software and other programming needed for the study, developed all recruitment materials, and begun data collection and tracking.

Descriptors :   biofeedback , resilience , RELAXATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , military reserves , national guard , Psychophysiology

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE