Tag: anxiety reduction

Data resource details causes, health implications of sleep deprivation

Editor's Note An advisory published March 7 by The National Council on Aging (NCOA) offers newly updated information details the impact of sleep deprivation on health as well as the causes and warning signs of the most common sleep disorders. According to the publication, 35.5% of American adults reported sleeping…

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By: Matt Danford
April 11, 2024
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Study: VR technology helps reduce patient anxiety prior to surgery

Editor's Note In this original investigation published by JAMA Network on October 31, researchers have found that using virtual reality (VR) technology to give patients familiarity with the surgical setting and surgical tools prior to a procedure can help to reduce their anxiety. The study included 74 patients, ages 18…

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By: Brita Belli
November 30, 2023
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Sources, consequences of intraoperative stress in surgical teams

Editor's Note This study from the Minneapolis VA Healthcare System finds that intraoperative stress in surgical teams is common and has multiple sources, including adverse events. Researchers conducted 28 interviews with surgical team members on intraoperative stress and emotional and behavioral responses to stressors. The researchers then identified themes in…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 29, 2023
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Nature-themed recharge room lowers HCW stress, anxiety

Editor's Note This study by nurse researchers at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and Hackensack Meridian Health, Edison, New Jersey, finds that a nature-themed recharge room helped reduce healthcare worker (HCW) stress and anxiety. A total of 160 HCWs who used the recharge room and 131 who…

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By: Judy Mathias
August 28, 2023
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Can playing Dungeons and Dragons improve mental well-being?

Editor's Note Researchers at the University of South Australia are studying the use of tabletop role-playing games, such as Dungeons and Dragons, to boost confidence and self-esteem in players to improve their mental well-being. The research is part of a collaboration between the University of South Australia and social gaming…

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By: Judy Mathias
July 14, 2023
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