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Learning receptive awareness via neurofeedback in stressed healthcare providers: a prospective pilot investigation

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, September 2018
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Title
Learning receptive awareness via neurofeedback in stressed healthcare providers: a prospective pilot investigation
Published in
BMC Research Notes, September 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3756-0
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C. Michael Dunham, Amanda L. Burger, Barbara M. Hileman, Elisha A. Chance

Abstract

Because physicians and nurses are commonly stressed, Bispectral Index™ (BIS) neurofeedback, following trainer instructions, was used to learn to lower the electroencephalography-derived BIS value, indicating that a state of receptive awareness (relaxed alertness) had been achieved. Ten physicians/nurses participated in 21 learning days with 9 undergoing ≤ 3 days. The BIS-nadir for the 21 days was decreased (88.7) compared to baseline (97.0; p < 0.01). From 21 wellbeing surveys, moderately-to-extremely rated stress responses were a feeling of irritation 38.1%; nervousness 14.3%; over-reacting 28.6%; tension 66.7%; being overwhelmed 38.1%; being drained 38.1%; and people being too demanding 52.4% (57.1% had ≥ 2 stress indicators). Quite a bit-to-extremely rated positive-affect responses were restful sleep 28.6%; energetic 0%; and alert 47.6% (90.5% had ≥ 2 positive-affect responses rated as slightly-to-moderately). For 1 subject who underwent 4 learning days, mean BIS was lower on day 4 (95.1) than on day 1 (96.8; p < 0.01). The wellbeing score increased 23.3% on day 4 (37) compared to day 1 (30). Changes in BIS values provide evidence that brainwave self-regulation can be learned and may manifest with wellbeing. These findings suggest that stress and impairments in positive-affect are common in physicians/nurses. Trial Registration ClinicalTrials.gov NCT03152331. Registered May 15, 2017.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 7 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Researcher 2 4%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 18 40%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 22%
Neuroscience 5 11%
Psychology 5 11%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 9%
Decision Sciences 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 17 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 September 2018.
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#7,821,638
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#1,289
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#137,046
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
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