The effectiveness of Technology-Enhanced relaxation techniques for military medical warriors

Melba C. Stetz, Janalle Y. Kaloi-Chen, David D. Turner, Stéphane Bouchard, Giuseppe Riva, Brenda K. Wiederhold

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Abstract

Combat zones can be very stressful for those in the area. Even in the battlefi eld, military medical personnel are expected to save others, while also staying alive. In this study, half of a sample of deployed military medical warriors (total n = 60) participated in technology-assisted relaxation training. Learning relaxation skills with a video clip of virtual reality relaxing scenes showed a statistically signifi cant impact on the anxiety levels of the Experimental Group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1070
Number of pages6
JournalMilitary Medicine
Volume176
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Stetz, M. C., Kaloi-Chen, J. Y., Turner, D. D., Bouchard, S., Riva, G., & Wiederhold, B. K. (2011). The effectiveness of Technology-Enhanced relaxation techniques for military medical warriors. Military Medicine, 176(9), 1065-1070.