Investigating resilience patterns based on within-subject changes in sleep and resting heart rate variability

Herman de Vries, Hilbrand Oldenhuis, Wim Kamphuis, Robbert Sanderman, Cees van der Schans

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Abstract

Occupational stress can cause all kinds of health problems. Resilience interventions that help employees deal with and adapt to adverse events can prevent these negative consequences. Due to advances in sensor technology and smartphone applications, relatively unobtrusive self-monitoring of resilience-related outcomes is possible. With models that can recognize intra-individual changes in these outcomes and relate them to causal factors within the employee’s own context, an automated resilience intervention that gives personalized, just-in-time feedback can be developed. The Wearables and app-based resilience Modelling in employees (WearMe) project aims to develop such models. A cyclical conceptual framework based on existing theories of stress and resilience is presented, as the basis for the WearMe project. The included concepts are operationalized and measured using sleep tracking (Fitbit Charge 2), heart rate variability measurements (Elite HRV + Polar H7) and Ecological Momentary Assessment (mobile app), administered in the morning (7 questions) and evening (12 questions). The first (ongoing) study within the WearMe project investigates the feasibility of the developed measurement cycle and explores the development of such models in social studies students that are on their first major internship. Analyses will target the development of both within-subject (n=1) models, as well as between-subjects models. The first results will be shared at the Health By Tech 2019 conference in Groningen. If successful, future work will focus on further developing these models and eventually exploring the effectiveness of the envisioned personalized resilience system.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 17 May 2019
EventSupporting Health by Tech - Martiniplaza, Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 16 May 201917 May 2019
http://healthbytech.com/

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ConferenceSupporting Health by Tech
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period16/05/1917/05/19
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Keywords

  • resilience
  • modelling
  • wearables
  • sleep
  • heart rate
  • heart rate variability

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    de Vries, H., Oldenhuis, H., Kamphuis, W., Sanderman, R., & van der Schans, C. (Accepted/In press). Investigating resilience patterns based on within-subject changes in sleep and resting heart rate variability. Abstract from Supporting Health by Tech, Groningen, Netherlands.