The Effect of the ZYTO Reframe Technology on Resolving Personal Issues and Improving Mood: A Pilot Study
|Syed Muhammad Ahsan Mehdi1, Lisa Tully2, Eduard Tiozzo1, Janet Konefal3, Steve Atlas1, Judi M Woolger4 and John E Lewis1*|
|1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA|
|2Energy Medicine Research Institute, Boulder, CO, USA|
|3Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA|
|4Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA|
|Corresponding Author :||John E Lewis
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1120 NW 14th Street
Suite 1474, Miami, FL 33136
Email: [email protected]
|Received: April 25, 2015; Accepted: July 21, 2015; Published: July 28, 2015|
|Citation: Mehdi SMA, Tully L, Tiozzo E, Konefal J, Atlas S, et al. (2015) The Effect of the ZYTO Reframe Technology on Resolving Personal Issues and Improving Mood: A Pilot Study. Adv Tech Biol Med 3:127. doi:10.4172/2379-1764.1000127|
|Copyright: © 2015 Mehdi SMA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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Background: The recognized importance of psychological and behavioral factors in human performance highlights the need for devising new techniques that positively affect perceptions to achieve better outcomes. New software called Reframe Technology imbedded in an iPod has been developed to achieve such a goal.
Methods: Nineteen subjects with at least one issue to perceptually resolve used the Reframe Technology following proper protocols. Changes in resolving personal issues and mood were evaluated using the: (1) Positive States of Mind Scale, (2) Hassles and Uplifts Scale, and (3) Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale.
Results: The score on the Positive States of Mind Scale significantly increased from Day 0 to Day 14 (p=0.003) and Day 30 (p=0.001) and also from Day 14 to Day 30 (p=0.03). Significant decreases were also noted from Day 0 in the Hassles scores at each weekly time point, i.e., from Day 0 to Day 7 (p=0.02), from Day 0 to Day 14 (p = 0.001), from Day 0 to Day 21 (p=0.003), and from Day 0 to Day 30 (p=0.001). Changes on the Uplifts scores were non-significant. A highly significant decrease occurred in the intensity of the reframed issues (M difference=3, SD=1.9, p<0.0001,) and the average number of rounds to clear an issue was 4.2 (SD=0.8).
Conclusions: The results of this wait-list control study demonstrate that the Reframe Technology significantly improves both mood and the perception of severity of personal issues. Furthermore, 84% of the subjects reported assistance in resolving personal issues by the Reframe Technology, which highlights its effectiveness.