Validity of a voice-based evaluation method for effectiveness of behavioural therapy

Shuji Shinohara, Shunji Mitsuyoshi, Mitsuteru Nakamura, Yasuhiro Omiya, Gentaro Tsumatori, Shinichi Tokuno

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Abstract

In this study, we used General Health Questionnaire 30 (GHQ30) and voice to evaluate the stress reduction effect of a stress resilience program, and examined the validity of stress evaluation by voice. We divided the subjects who participated in the program into two groups by the number of training sessions. The results showed a stress-reduction effect only in the group with more training sessions (more than 13 sessions) for both GHQ30 and voice-based indexes. Moreover, both indexes showed a highly negative correlation between the pretraining value and the difference between the post-training and pre-training values. This implies that the effect of the training is more evident for subjects with higher stress levels. The voice-based evaluation showed trends similar to those displayed by GHQ30.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 5th International Conference, MindCare 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsDimitris Giakoumis, Guillaume Lopez, Aleksandar Matic, Silvia Serino, Pietro Cipresso
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages43-51
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319322698
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Sep 24 2015Sep 25 2015

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume604
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2015
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period9/24/159/25/15

Keywords

  • GHQ30
  • Stress check
  • Stress resilience program
  • Vitality
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Shinohara, S., Mitsuyoshi, S., Nakamura, M., Omiya, Y., Tsumatori, G., & Tokuno, S. (2016). Validity of a voice-based evaluation method for effectiveness of behavioural therapy. In D. Giakoumis, G. Lopez, A. Matic, S. Serino, & P. Cipresso (Eds.), Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - 5th International Conference, MindCare 2015, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 43-51). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 604). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32270-4_5