The Effect of Healing Touch on Stress Perception and Biological Correlates of Stress in University Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151306
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Effect of Healing Touch on Stress Perception and Biological Correlates of Stress in University Students
Abstract:
The Effect of Healing Touch on Stress Perception and Biological Correlates of Stress in University Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Maville, Janice a., EdD, RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:The University of Texas-Pan American
Title:Professor
Co-Authors:Judith E. Bowen
[Research Presentation] The presenters will report the implementation of and results obtained from a pilot study conducted by an interdisciplinary research team to investigate the effect of Healing Touch on state/trait anxiety and physiological measures of heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, skin conductance, and skin temperature in healthy adults. The pilot study used a single group, repeated measures design with a non-probability convenience sample of thirty subjects. Physiological data were collected for 10 minutes prior to intervention, during 30 minutes of Healing Touch treatment, and for 10 minutes post intervention. During the course of the treatment, significant changes were observed for all psychological and physiological measures, with the exception of muscle tension which remained constant. Results suggest that Healing Touch treatment is associated with both physiological and psychological relaxation. The importance of this study as an addition to the body of evidence-based research in complementary/alternative health practice will be emphasized.áResults of this study will be related to the transdisciplinary implications for Healing Touch therapy in health care practice. This pilot study created the basis for a follow-up study currently in progress that has been expanded to include control and experimental groups to explore the efficacy of Healing Touch as an intervention for stress and the effect on immune response in healthy adults.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Effect of Healing Touch on Stress Perception and Biological Correlates of Stress in University Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151306-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Effect of Healing Touch on Stress Perception and Biological Correlates of Stress in University Students</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Maville, Janice a., EdD, RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">The University of Texas-Pan American</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jmaville@utpa.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Judith E. Bowen</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] The presenters will report the implementation of and results obtained from a pilot study conducted by an interdisciplinary research team to investigate the effect of Healing Touch on state/trait anxiety and physiological measures of heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, skin conductance, and skin temperature in healthy adults. The pilot study used a single group, repeated measures design with a non-probability convenience sample of thirty subjects. Physiological data were collected for 10 minutes prior to intervention, during 30 minutes of Healing Touch treatment, and for 10 minutes post intervention. During the course of the treatment, significant changes were observed for all psychological and physiological measures, with the exception of muscle tension which remained constant. Results suggest that Healing Touch treatment is associated with both physiological and psychological relaxation. The importance of this study as an addition to the body of evidence-based research in complementary/alternative health practice will be emphasized.&aacute;Results of this study will be related to the transdisciplinary implications for Healing Touch therapy in health care practice. This pilot study created the basis for a follow-up study currently in progress that has been expanded to include control and experimental groups to explore the efficacy of Healing Touch as an intervention for stress and the effect on immune response in healthy adults.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:58:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:58:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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