Applied Relaxation: an experimental analog study of therapist vs. computer administration
2007 (English)In: Computers in human behavior, ISSN 0747-5632, Vol. 23, no 1, 2-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This experimental analog component study compared two ways of administrating relaxation, either via a computer or by a therapist. The second phase of applied relaxation was used, which is called “release-only relaxation”. Sixty participants from a student population were randomized to one of three groups: computer-administered relaxation, therapist-administered relaxation, or a control group in which participants surfed on the Internet. Outcome was measures using psychophysiological responses and self-report. Objective psychophysiological data and results on the subjective visual analogue scale suggest that there was no difference between the two forms of administration. Both experimental groups became significantly more relaxed than the control group that surfed on the Internet. Practical applications and future directions are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 23, no 1, 2-10 p.
Applied relaxation; Computer administration; Internet; Psychophysiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-38442DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2004.03.032Local ID: 44406OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-38442DiVA: diva2:259291