Comparison of three treatments for stress reduction

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Nil Alptekin Moore (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of two hypnosis treatment delivery systems, live-model treatment and videotape treatment, in reducing subjective anxiety. More specifically, it was hypothesized that there would be a differential decline in subjective anxiety between the hypnosis treatment conditions and the comparison condition as measured by the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and Anxiety Rating Scale (ARS). Subjects for the study were volunteers between the ages of 18 and 70. They were randomly assigned to one of the treatment conditions. All treatment conditions, including the comparison condition, lasted for one hour and 45 minutes. The study was conducted in 15 experimental units consisting of 2-5 subjects in each unit. The live-model and videotape treatment conditions were equivalent except for the presence of the author in the live-model treatment. The comparison condition consisted of a lecture on stress and coping strategies provided by the author.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Hypnotism $x Therapeutic use
Stress relaxation
Stress management

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