The comparison of three different techniques on situational anxiety and vital signs of nursing students before the OSCE exam. A randomised controlled trial. Citation: Vural P, Inangil D, Korpe G, Dogan S. (2018) The comparison of three different techniques on situational anxiety and vital signs of nursing students before the OSCE exam. A randomised […]Read More
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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) scope and practice areas Citation: Vural, P. I., & Aslan, E. (2018). EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) scope and practice areas. Turkish: Yaşam Becerileri Psikoloji Dergisi 2018; 2(3), 11-25. / English: Life Skills Journal of Psychology, 2018; 2(3), 11-25 Abstract Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is an energy psychology consisting of cognitive and […]Read More
Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study June 12, 2019 Citation: Vural P.I., Aslan, E., Emotional freedom techniques and breathing awareness to reduce childbirth fear: A randomized controlled study, Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, Volume 35, 2019, 224-231, ISSN 1744-3881. Link to original paper and abstract: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.011 The […]Read More
The study compared the effects of EFT and music therapy on nursing students taking clinical exams in Turkey. 90 students were randomly assigned to one of three groups (MUSIC, EFT, CONTROL). The study aimed to assess the effects of music, EFT and no intervention on situational anxiety and physiological measures. The study showed that both music and EFT had reduced the situational anxiety significantly (p < .05). The changes in mean vital signs were not universally significant, although there were some shifts.Read More
EFT significantly reduced exam anxiety. Almost half of the students were using some method of coping with anxiety and the most common methods were listening to music and breathing exercises. However, the initial anxiety level was quite high. State and trait anxiety levels, as well as exam anxiety, decreased, statistically significant, after the EFT sessions. At the end of three sessions of EFT, more than half success was determined in the subjective exam anxiety level.
The study was published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine: Volume 32, December 2019, 101002Read More