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Cover page of the Journal of Health Sciences
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222-227

A study on safe driving performance using biofeedback therapy among drivers in Delhi

1 Senior Principal Scientist, Former Head Traffic Engineering and Safety Divisions, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Assistant Professor, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, New Delhi, India
3 Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kumar Sumit
2nd Floor, Old Tapmi Building, MAHE, Manipal - 576 104, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_42_18

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INTRODUCTION: Biofeedback therapy is essential for releasing the stress, gain awareness, and to control over psychophysiological processes. The current study deals with the impact of biofeedback therapy on drivers by comparing the performances of drivers on “Decision Time” (DT) test before and after the use of biofeedback therapy. METHODOLOGY: For this study, as a special case 40 drivers from special protection group were selected for administering the decision time (DT) from “Vienna Test System” before and after applying biofeedback therapy with respiratory training. RESULTS: The results of this study reveal the beneficial effects of biofeedback in reducing negative effects, thereby enhancing the behavioral performance of the drivers. CONCLUSIONS: Results obtained in this study recommend that biofeedback therapy training may be used as an adjunct to existing behavior modification and stress management programs of drivers adopted by the driver training institutes for enhancing driver's physical and psychological health.

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