Effect of Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercise on Experimentally Induced Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers Using the Simulated Public Speaking Model: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Kamath, Ashwin and Urval, Rathnakar P and Shenoy, Ashok K (2017) Effect of Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercise on Experimentally Induced Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers Using the Simulated Public Speaking Model: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study. BioMed Research International, 2017 (2017). pp. 162-166.

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Abstract

A randomized controlled pilot study was carried out to determine the effect of a 15-minute practice of ANB exercise on experimentally induced anxiety using the simulated public speaking model in yoga-na¨ıve healthy young adults. Thirty consenting medical students were equally divided into test and control groups. The test group performed alternate nostril breathing exercise for 15 minutes, while the control group sat in a quiet roombefore participating in the simulated public speaking test (SPST). Visual AnalogMood Scale and Self-Statements during Public Speaking scale were used to measure the mood state at different phases of the SPST.The psychometric scores of both groups were comparable at baseline. Repeated-measures ANOVA showed a significant effect of phase (

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Yoga; alternate nostril breathing; anxiety; simulated public speaking
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 07:25
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 07:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/149899

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