Research: BALK and COLLEAGUES,

Listed in Issue 185

Abstract

BALK and COLLEAGUES, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital, PA, USA  assessed whether relaxation training leads to decreased stress levels based on questionnaire and thermal biofeedback

Background

Employee stress leads to attrition, burnout, and increased medical costs. We aimed to assess if relaxation training leads to decreased stress levels based on questionnaire and thermal biofeedback.

Methodology

Thirty-minute relaxation training sessions were conducted for hospital employees and for cancer patients.

Results

Perceived Stress levels and skin temperature were analyzed before and after relaxation training.

Conclusion

References

Balk JL, Chung SC, Beigi R and Brooks M. Brief relaxation training program for hospital employees. Hospital Topics.  87(4):8-13, 2009.

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