Presentation Title

Attitudes Towards Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and The Effects of Personality

Start Date

April 2020

End Date

April 2020

Major Field of Study

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s)

Afshin Gharib, PhD

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used in the medical field to treat a variety of physical ailments. Typical HBOT patients are those suffering from non-healing wound. The body needs large amounts of oxygen in order to heal itself properly, and HBOT helps facilitate this process. HBOT has been used to aid in the treatment of physical and neurological injuries. Past research has found a significant relationship between HBOT, the reported, and the observed severity of both physical and neurological injuries. Studies have found there to be a significant relationship between HBOT and reported well-being and psychological domains. Because of past significant findings, the present study seeks to investigate the perceived benefits of undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Perceived benefits will be measured via the HEXACO personality inventory as well as attitude towards alternative and complementary medicines. The prediction is that participants who report being more open to new experiences will have a more positive attitude towards alternative and complementary medicines, and they are more likely to agree that HBOT would have psychological benefits. The survey will be administered online. Participants will respond to questions about HBOT after reading a pamphlet provided by a local HBOT center. Afterwards, participants will respond to one of three vignettes that detail an individual who is recovering from or in treatment for a physical ailment, neurological damage, or psychological problems. Then they will complete a personality inventory (HEXACO; Ashton & Lee, 2009) and the attitudes towards alternative medicine measures (Sadeghi et al., 2016).

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This presentation was accepted for the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference at Dominican University of California. The Conference was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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Attitudes Towards Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and The Effects of Personality

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been used in the medical field to treat a variety of physical ailments. Typical HBOT patients are those suffering from non-healing wound. The body needs large amounts of oxygen in order to heal itself properly, and HBOT helps facilitate this process. HBOT has been used to aid in the treatment of physical and neurological injuries. Past research has found a significant relationship between HBOT, the reported, and the observed severity of both physical and neurological injuries. Studies have found there to be a significant relationship between HBOT and reported well-being and psychological domains. Because of past significant findings, the present study seeks to investigate the perceived benefits of undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Perceived benefits will be measured via the HEXACO personality inventory as well as attitude towards alternative and complementary medicines. The prediction is that participants who report being more open to new experiences will have a more positive attitude towards alternative and complementary medicines, and they are more likely to agree that HBOT would have psychological benefits. The survey will be administered online. Participants will respond to questions about HBOT after reading a pamphlet provided by a local HBOT center. Afterwards, participants will respond to one of three vignettes that detail an individual who is recovering from or in treatment for a physical ailment, neurological damage, or psychological problems. Then they will complete a personality inventory (HEXACO; Ashton & Lee, 2009) and the attitudes towards alternative medicine measures (Sadeghi et al., 2016).