The current study assessed the effectiveness of neurofeedback training for reducing anxiety symptoms and improving attention and response control in adults with self-reported anxiety. This paper presents a review of an archival database of a sample of individuals with reported attention concerns who received 20 to 40 neurofeedback training sessions at a university outpatient clinic. Participants were administered and completed the Integrated Visual and Auditory – Version 2 (IVA-2) Continuous Performance Test (CPT) and the General Well-Being Schedule (GWBS) before and after the intervention. Findings showed that participants significantly improved their scores on the Full Scale Attention Quotient (FAQ) and Full Scale Response Control Quotient (FRCQ) after completing 40 sessions of neurofeedback training. As a group, the 14 participants who completed 40 sessions of neurofeedback significantly increased their FAQ scores from a mean of 76.98 (Mildly to Moderately Impaired) at baseline to a mean of 93.66 (Average). As a group, the 14 participants who completed 40 sessions of neurofeedback significantly increased their FRCQ scores from a mean of 78.92 (Mildly to Moderately Impaired) at baseline to a mean of 93 (Average). There were no statistically significant changes in either overall GWBS scores nor anxiety subscale scores from baseline to post-intervention.
Keywords: neurofeedback; anxiety; attention; attentional processing, IVA-2; CPT; GWBS
School of Behavioral Health
Grace J. Lee
Kyrstle Barrera Salvador
David A. Vermeersch
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Year Degree Awarded
Date (Title Page)
Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings
Neurofeedback; Anxiety; Attention
xi, 57 p.
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Barcenas, Caleb Benjamin, "Neurofeedback Training for Attentional Processing in Anxious Individuals" (2022). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1773.
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