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S08: Non-Invasive Methods for Measurement of Effects of Integrative Medicine Interventions: Integrating Psychological, Physiological and Molecular Measure

13:30 - 14:30, Ashe Auditorium, Third Floor

Esther Sternberg (1), Perry Skeath (1), Min Jia (1), Bijan Najafi (1,2,3), Julian Thayer (4)

(1): Center for Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona, United States              

(2): Interdisciplinary Consortium on Advanced Motion Performance (iCAMP), United States

(3) Southern Arizona Limb Salvage Alliance (SALSA), United States

(4): Ohio State University, United States



This session will address state-of-the-art non-invasive methods for quantifying psychological, physiological and molecular outcome measures in response to integrative medicine interventions. It will include a discussion of mathematical paradigms for integrating complex data sets across these multiple domains. Research will be presented describing quantitative methods for analyzing qualitative psychological data; immunochemical methods for analyzing biomarkers in sweat; and wearable non-invasive, unobtrusive devices for monitoring heart rate variability, activity and other behavioral responses in real-time. In combination such technological advances will provide new approaches for quantifying the effects and effectiveness of integrative medicine interventions in real-life ambulatory settings, and will extend the concept of mobile health (mHealth) to the domain of integrative medicine, prevention and wellness.