The Prolonged Effect on Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Response of Individual with Internet Gaming Disorder via Breathing Exercise

Hong Ming Ji, Tzu Chien Hsiao*

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Abstract

Students playing Internet game become a daily activity in campus life. They usually struggle for fun and stay at audio-visual stimuli of Internet games for a long period of time. Some players hardly controlling the impulses of game engagement despite negative consequences can be described as a term of Internet gaming disorder (IGD). They always perform a psychological property, called tolerance symptom, for increasing the amounts of playing time to achieve satisfaction. Studies found that breathing exercise can alleviate IGD symptoms because breathing can facilitate the psychophysiological regulation. Few studies, moreover, observed the effect of breathing exercise on tolerance response of IGD symptom. This study explores the prolonged effect on respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) of individuals with IGD from rest to watching game videos as stimuli through abdominal breathing (AB) training. 7 persons of high-risk IGD (HIGD) and 17 persons of low-risk IGD (LIGD) were recruited. The results showed that both of HIGD and LIGD presented an increasing RSA value with AB training from rest to stimuli. In contrast to those with LIGD, those with HIGD showed higher RSA value during negative stimuli. Our findings suggested that AB training can be a potential method to reduce psychophysiological responses of persons with HIGD during game-related cue stimuli, negative game especially. It may provide researchers insight into the effect of breathing exercises on psychophysiology responses of persons with IGD and further develop related application, such as alleviative method. A further study could investigate the effect on autonomic nervous system activities for a long-period AB training.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Trends in Biomedical and Health Informatics and Cybersecurity in Medical Devices - Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019
EditorsKang-Ping Lin, Ratko Magjarevic, Paulo de Carvalho
PublisherSpringer
Pages26-32
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030306359
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019 - Taipei, Taiwan
Duration: 17 Apr 201920 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume74
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, ICBHI 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityTaipei
Period17/04/1920/04/19

Keywords

  • Abdominal breathing
  • Internet gaming disorder
  • Respiratory sinus arrhythmia
  • Tolerance symptom

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