Psychological and symptomatic stress-related disorders with radio-electric treatment: psychometric evaluation
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Stress and Health
Volume 26, Issue 5, pages 350–358, December 2010
How to Cite
Rinaldi, S., Fontani, V., Aravagli, L. and Margotti, M. L. (2010), Psychological and symptomatic stress-related disorders with radio-electric treatment: psychometric evaluation. Stress and Health, 26: 350–358. doi: 10.1002/smi.1298
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Revised: 20 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Received: 22 AUG 2009
- job stress;
- organizational stress interventions/prevention;
The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the effectiveness in the improvement of the psychic and symptomatic stress-related disorders by means of radio-electric stimulation on some auricular reflex points with a device named the radio-electric asymmetric conveyer (REAC). This study was conducted on 124 subjects with psychological distress symptoms that were assessed by the Symptomatic Check List-90 (SCL-90) pre- and post-intervention. After randomization, two groups were created: a group treated with effective REAC and a group that underwent the same treatment with disarmed REAC (the placebo group). There was a significant reduction in SCL-90 scores in the treated group compared with the placebo group. The results of the psychometric tests showed that the subjects who underwent effective therapy showed a statistically significant (p < 0.05) reduction in their level of stress and psychological disorders compared with the control group. The reduction of the levels of perceived stress and the reduction of the psychic and symptomatic stress-related disorders assessed by SCL-90 tests, obtained after one cycle of reflex auricular protocol REAC treatment, showed that this treatment can be useful in the cure of psychological stress-related symptoms. Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.