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Can ambulatory biofeedback be helpful for students in daily life? : An explorative study into the evaluation of ambulatory biofeedback in a non-clinical target group

Claussen, L.C. (2019) Can ambulatory biofeedback be helpful for students in daily life? : An explorative study into the evaluation of ambulatory biofeedback in a non-clinical target group.

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Abstract:We are exposed to a high amount of stimulation, for example through stress. One group that is particularly affected is represented by students. Over-stimulation can lead to our attention being diverted away from our body. The Sense-IT, a mHealth application, has been developed to help us become more aware of our internal states through ambulatory biofeedback. The aim of this study was to explore students’ attitudes and their individual reactions to the reception of ambulatory biofeedback in their daily lives. A qualitative study has been conducted with 16 participants. The participants used the app for a period of time and were re-invited to an interview. The interviews have been transcribed and analysed with inductively established codes. Overall, students assume an open and generally positive stance towards ambulatory biofeedback, however, further improvements can help to maximise the value for this target group. The findings yield novel insights into college student’s evaluation of ambulatory biofeedback. Concluding, students can learn to cope with stressors and overstimulation more adaptively through the reception of biofeedback. Ambulatory biofeedback can be used as a tool for future interventions. Future work can determine and implement the required adaptations to match the needs of aforesaid populations.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78157
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