DOI: 10.14704/nq.2018.16.3.1195

A Randomized Controlled Trial for Solving Job Stress of Financial Employees Based on Neurofeedback Training

Changjv Liu, Hongwang Cha

Abstract


This paper aims to verify the effect of neurofeedback (NFB) training in stress relief among financial employees. For this purpose, the randomized controlled trial (RCT) was adopted to carry out a 13-week 26-session NFB training of 49 volunteers in the upper-alpha (UA) band (8~13Hz). To assess the electroencephalography (EEG) changes, each session was designed with five training trials (4min/trail), a pre-EEG screening and a post-EEG screening. The experimental results show that all participants significantly enhanced the UA band in task-related EEG within the training sessions. This proves that the NFB training intervention is effective in improving such functions as work ethic, attention, memory, efficiency, and work execution. Suffice it to say this research provides new insights into job stress relief of financial employees.

Keywords


Neurofeedback (NFB); electroencephalography (EEG); randomized controlled trial (RCT); upper-alpha (UA); stress

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