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Author Sabet, Mehdi Yazdian ♦ Oraki, Mohammad ♦ Alipoor, Ahmad
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Publisher Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
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Date Created 2016-08-15
Copyright Year ©2014
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) R
Subject Keyword Anxiety ♦ Binaural beats ♦ Medicine ♦ Brainwave entrainment
Abstract Background: Anxiety is a fundamental phenomenon that is a common symptom in all mental disorders. The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of brainwave entrainment on anxiety reduction using binaural beats. Methods: In this experimental double-blind study, 30 employees were selected from an engineering research firm through random sampling and replacement and divided into two groups: control group and experimental group. All participants completed the Spielberger’s State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Then, the experimental group listened to binaural beats which was recorded on a non-vocal piece of music for 4 weeks, 3 sessions each week. Each session lasted about 20 minutes. At the same time, the control group listened to the background music without any entrainment sound. At the end, both groups completed the anxiety questionnaire and the anxiety scores of both groups obtained before and after intervention were analyzed by ANCOVA. Results: The findings showed that the brainwave entrainment using binaural beats led to the significant reduction of state anxiety (P<0.001) and trait anxiety (P<0.018). Conclusion: Brainwave entrainment using binaural beats is an effective factor in decreasing state and trait anxiety; so, it can be used to reduce anxiety in mental health centers.
ISSN 22519076
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-04-01
e-ISSN 22519068
Journal Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Volume Number 18
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 19
Ending Page 26


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