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Special Issue: Empirically Supported Protocols for Biofeedback Practice I

Special Issue: Empirically Supported Protocols for Biofeedback Practice I Biofeedback | Spring 2020 Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 48, Issue 1, p. 1 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/1081-5937-48.1.4 FRO FROM M THE THE GUE GUEST ST EDITO EDITORS RS Special Issue: Empirically Supported Protocols for Biofeedback Practice I 1 2 Patrick Steffan, PhD, Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV 1 2 3 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Saybrook University, Oakland, CA; Truman State University, Kirksville, MO There is currently a replication crisis in science. A number ized protocols, they can aggregate their data into a larger of large-scale reviews have found that more than 50% of dataset, resulting in more statistical power and more published studies are not replicable. This is true in the convincing research studies. The National Institutes of health sciences as well as the social sciences. Even the most Health frequently use this approach by creating Program prestigious journals are implicated in the crisis, with Projects where researchers around the country receive replication rates below 60%. Potential reasons for the crisis grants to conduct basically the same study in different include pressure to publish or perish, use of incomplete regions of the country, with one large dataset being research designs, small sample sizes, and questionable compiled. statistical techniques resulting in studies that should not For the first issue in this three-issue series, we begin have been published in the first place. with an in-depth review of the replication crisis by Dr. The goal of this and two more special issues to come is to Michael Larson, editor of the International Journal of inform readers about the crisis and provide standardized Psychophysiology. Dr. Larson reviews key factors that have protocols that can be used to conduct quality research led to the current crisis, and he then presents solutions to projects. Using standardized protocols, we can directly the crisis that we can employ to further the field of address the replication crisis by leveraging the membership biofeedback. Next, Dr. Fred Shaffer addresses resonance of AAPB to create studies that use appropriate statistical frequency assessment, reviewing Lehrer’s HRV biofeedback techniques and have standardized protocols, sound research protocol and discussing a decision-making process that designs, and larger samples sizes. By having collaborative assists in accurate assessment. Dr. Richard Gevirtz then groups of biofeedback researchers and clinicians using presents a novel approach to psychotherapy, integrating standardized protocols, it will be easier to collect larger HRV biofeedback into acceptance and commitment therapy. datasets that will have the statistical power to demonstrate biofeedback effectiveness. Whereas any single researcher or This protocol provides a detailed roadmap that clinical clinician may not have the ability to collect a large dataset, researchers can use as they examine the integration of combining efforts and working together can result in biofeedback techniques into psychotherapy. statistically powerful studies. As an example, Lehrer et al.’s (2013) heart rate References variability (HRV) biofeedback protocol clearly laid out Lehrer, P., Vaschillo, B., Zucker, B., Graves, T., Katsamanis, J., the process for conducting HRV biofeedback session by Aviles, M., & Wamboldt, F. (2013). Protocol for heart rate session, and it is being used by researchers around the variability biofeedback training. Biofeedback, 41(3), 98–109. world. When researchers and clinicians follow standard- doi:10.5298/1081-5937-41.3.08 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biofeedback Allen Press

Special Issue: Empirically Supported Protocols for Biofeedback Practice I

Biofeedback , Volume 48 (1): 1 – Mar 1, 2020

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Biofeedback | Spring 2020 Biofeedback Association for Applied Psychophysiology & Biofeedback Volume 48, Issue 1, p. 1 www.aapb.org DOI: 10.5298/1081-5937-48.1.4 FRO FROM M THE THE GUE GUEST ST EDITO EDITORS RS Special Issue: Empirically Supported Protocols for Biofeedback Practice I 1 2 Patrick Steffan, PhD, Donald Moss, PhD, BCB, BCN, BCB-HRV, and Fredric Shaffer, PhD, BCB, BCB-HRV 1 2 3 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Saybrook University, Oakland, CA; Truman State University, Kirksville, MO There is currently a replication crisis in science. A number ized protocols, they can aggregate their data into a larger of large-scale reviews have found that more than 50% of dataset, resulting in more statistical power and more published studies are not replicable. This is true in the convincing research studies. The National Institutes of health sciences as well as the social sciences. Even the most Health frequently use this approach by creating Program prestigious journals are implicated in the crisis, with Projects where researchers around the country receive replication rates below 60%. Potential reasons for the crisis grants to conduct basically the same study in different include pressure to publish or perish, use of incomplete regions of the country, with one large dataset being research designs, small sample sizes, and questionable compiled. statistical techniques resulting in studies that should not For the first issue in this three-issue series, we begin have been published in the first place. with an in-depth review of the replication crisis by Dr. The goal of this and two more special issues to come is to Michael Larson, editor of the International Journal of inform readers about the crisis and provide standardized Psychophysiology. Dr. Larson reviews key factors that have protocols that can be used to conduct quality research led to the current crisis, and he then presents solutions to projects. Using standardized protocols, we can directly the crisis that we can employ to further the field of address the replication crisis by leveraging the membership biofeedback. Next, Dr. Fred Shaffer addresses resonance of AAPB to create studies that use appropriate statistical frequency assessment, reviewing Lehrer’s HRV biofeedback techniques and have standardized protocols, sound research protocol and discussing a decision-making process that designs, and larger samples sizes. By having collaborative assists in accurate assessment. Dr. Richard Gevirtz then groups of biofeedback researchers and clinicians using presents a novel approach to psychotherapy, integrating standardized protocols, it will be easier to collect larger HRV biofeedback into acceptance and commitment therapy. datasets that will have the statistical power to demonstrate biofeedback effectiveness. Whereas any single researcher or This protocol provides a detailed roadmap that clinical clinician may not have the ability to collect a large dataset, researchers can use as they examine the integration of combining efforts and working together can result in biofeedback techniques into psychotherapy. statistically powerful studies. As an example, Lehrer et al.’s (2013) heart rate References variability (HRV) biofeedback protocol clearly laid out Lehrer, P., Vaschillo, B., Zucker, B., Graves, T., Katsamanis, J., the process for conducting HRV biofeedback session by Aviles, M., & Wamboldt, F. (2013). Protocol for heart rate session, and it is being used by researchers around the variability biofeedback training. Biofeedback, 41(3), 98–109. world. When researchers and clinicians follow standard- doi:10.5298/1081-5937-41.3.08

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