Determining The Effectiveness of Salavat In Reduction of Anxiety With The Mediation of Neurofeedback Device
Objective: Anxiety is a very debilitating disorder that can interfere with many aspects of life. This study was conducted in order to use neurofeedback techniques with saying Salavat as a novel therapeutic approach in patients with anxiety.Method: This experimental study with pretest-posttest was carried out on 10 students of Dezful University of Medical Sciences in 2016. The participants were examined using Cattell Anxiety Questionnaire and neurofeedback test. To reduce external effects, the participant counts from 1 to 20 and then the first EEG is recorded. Salavat is displayed on the screen and the participant is asked to pay attention to and repeat it. At the same time, alpha and theta waves are displayed in the corner of the screen and the participant can observe the effect of saying Salavat on waves and repeat it by knowing its effect. In the meantime, the waves are recorded and the EEG will be obtained at the end. The data were statistically analyzed in SPSS-18 at a significance level of P<0.05.Findings: A total of 10 participants participated in this study. The mean and standard deviation of theta, alpha, and delta waves before and after repeating Salavat were 4.61 ± 22.91 and 3.78 ± 26.7, 5.21 ± 25.34 and 30.17 ± 30.50, and 4.36 ± 23.39 and 3.5 ± 30.94, respectively. Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that repetition of Salavat reduces anxiety by affecting alpha, theta, and delta waves.
Keywords- Neurofeedback; Salavat repetition; Anxiety