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Clinical Study

Effect of Alternate Nostril Breathing Exercise on Experimentally Induced Anxiety in Healthy Volunteers Using the Simulated Public Speaking Model: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Table 2

Baseline VAMS and SSPS scores in the test (ANB) and control groups.

Baseline parameterTest ()Control () value
Mean ± SDMean ± SD

VAMS-anxiety14.17 ± 4.7814.51 ± 5.080.852
VAMS-sedation7.57 ± 3.7310.06 ± 4.170.096
VAMS-cognitive impairment28.72 ± 7.9231.52 ± 9.520.389
VAMS-discomfort14.41 ± 6.7317.01 ± 7.720.335
SSPS-P18.93 ± 3.0317.13 ± 3.070.117
SSPS-N14.60 ± 2.7214.67 ± 3.390.953

VAMS, Visual Analog Mood Scale; SSPS, Self-Statements during Public Speaking; SSPS-P, positive statements; SSPS-N, negative statements; ANB, alternate nostril breathing.

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