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In Ihrer Studie "Effect of autogenic training on cardiac autonomic nervous activity in high-risk fire service workers for posttraumatic stress disorder" untersuchen Mitani, Fujita, Sakamoto und Shirakawa (2006) den Effekt von Autogenem Training auf das autonome Nervensystem von Feuerwehrleuten, die ein hohes Risiko für posttraumatische Belastungsstörungen haben. Die Studie konnte zeigen, das das Autogene Training ein effektiver Weg ist, um das autonome Herz-Kreislaufsystem und die sekundären Probleme von Posttraumatischen Belastungen zu lindern.

 

Abstract

Objective

We investigated the effect of autogenic training (AT) on cardiac autonomic nervous activity in fire services workers with the use of the questionnaire of the Japanese-language version of Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R-J) and indexes of heart rate variability.

Methods

We studied 22 male fire services workers who were divided into posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-related stress group (n=10) and control group (n=12). They underwent AT twice or three times a week for 2 months.

Results

Posttraumatic stress disorder-related stress group showed a significantly higher cardiac sympathetic nervous activity and a significantly lower cardiac parasympathetic nervous activity than control group at baseline. Autogenic training significantly decreased cardiac sympathetic nervous activity and significantly increased cardiac parasympathetic nervous activity in both groups. These changes were accompanied by a significant decrease in the total points of IES-R-J.

Conclusion

Autogenic training is effective for ameliorating the disturbance of cardiac autonomic nervous activity and psychological issues secondary to PTSD.

Quelle:

Mitani, S., Fujita, M., Sakamoto, S. & Shirakawa, T. (2006). Effect of autogenic training on cardiac autonomic nervous activity in high-risk fire service workers for posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 60 (5), 439–444. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2005.09.005