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Calculating the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) and Examining Its Use in Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) in a Healthy Population Study.

van Tienoven TP, Minnen J, Daniels S, Weenas D, Raaijmakers A, Glorieux I - Behav Sci (Basel) (2014)

Bottom Line: In psychiatry, the social zeitgeber theory argues that social life provides important social cues that entrain circadian rhythms.In preventing and treating patients with bipolar disorders, the Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) relies on the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) to (re)establish patients' social cues and an re-entrain circadian rhythms.Since the SRM quantifies social rhythms that are derived from a patient's interaction with a social environment, this contribution (a) calculates the SRM of the social environment of a representative healthy population study (n = 1249), (b) evaluates the robustness of the SRM as a quantifier of social rhythms by matching the scores of the pilot study, revealing the near absence of variance across population characteristics and investigation months-circadian rhythms need to be entrained for every month and for everyone-and (c) examines its use in IPSRT by relating high SRM-scores to lower psychological distress (p = 0.004) and low SRM-scores to higher social and emotional dysfunction (p = 0.018).

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Affiliation: Research Group TOR, Sociology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium; E-Mails: joeri.minnen@vub.ac.be (J.M.); sarah.daniels@vub.ac.be (S.D.); djiwo.weenas@vub.ac.be (D.W.); ignace.gloriex@vub.ac.be (I.G.).

ABSTRACT
In psychiatry, the social zeitgeber theory argues that social life provides important social cues that entrain circadian rhythms. Disturbance of these social cues might lead do dis-entrainment of circadian rhythms and evoke somatic symptoms that increase the risk of mood disorders. In preventing and treating patients with bipolar disorders, the Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) relies on the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) to (re)establish patients' social cues and an re-entrain circadian rhythms. Since the SRM quantifies social rhythms that are derived from a patient's interaction with a social environment, this contribution (a) calculates the SRM of the social environment of a representative healthy population study (n = 1249), (b) evaluates the robustness of the SRM as a quantifier of social rhythms by matching the scores of the pilot study, revealing the near absence of variance across population characteristics and investigation months-circadian rhythms need to be entrained for every month and for everyone-and (c) examines its use in IPSRT by relating high SRM-scores to lower psychological distress (p = 0.004) and low SRM-scores to higher social and emotional dysfunction (p = 0.018).

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Frequency histogram of population SRM scores, together with equivalent normal distribution for (a) non-special week group and (b) special week group.
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behavsci-04-00265-f001: Frequency histogram of population SRM scores, together with equivalent normal distribution for (a) non-special week group and (b) special week group.

Mentions: Figure 1 illustrates the frequency distribution for both groups (correlation between groups and SRM, r = − 0.149, two-tailed p < 0.001). A normal distribution with appropriate parameters (non-special week, 3.48 ± 0.914 [x ± s.d.]; special week, 3.18 ± 0.866; means differ significantly, t = 5.329, p < 0.001) was generated and superimposed on the actual frequency histogram (Kolmogorov-Smirnov, non-special week, D = 0.026, p = 0.150; special week, D = 0.027, p = 0.200).


Calculating the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) and Examining Its Use in Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) in a Healthy Population Study.

van Tienoven TP, Minnen J, Daniels S, Weenas D, Raaijmakers A, Glorieux I - Behav Sci (Basel) (2014)

Frequency histogram of population SRM scores, together with equivalent normal distribution for (a) non-special week group and (b) special week group.
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behavsci-04-00265-f001: Frequency histogram of population SRM scores, together with equivalent normal distribution for (a) non-special week group and (b) special week group.
Mentions: Figure 1 illustrates the frequency distribution for both groups (correlation between groups and SRM, r = − 0.149, two-tailed p < 0.001). A normal distribution with appropriate parameters (non-special week, 3.48 ± 0.914 [x ± s.d.]; special week, 3.18 ± 0.866; means differ significantly, t = 5.329, p < 0.001) was generated and superimposed on the actual frequency histogram (Kolmogorov-Smirnov, non-special week, D = 0.026, p = 0.150; special week, D = 0.027, p = 0.200).

Bottom Line: In psychiatry, the social zeitgeber theory argues that social life provides important social cues that entrain circadian rhythms.In preventing and treating patients with bipolar disorders, the Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) relies on the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) to (re)establish patients' social cues and an re-entrain circadian rhythms.Since the SRM quantifies social rhythms that are derived from a patient's interaction with a social environment, this contribution (a) calculates the SRM of the social environment of a representative healthy population study (n = 1249), (b) evaluates the robustness of the SRM as a quantifier of social rhythms by matching the scores of the pilot study, revealing the near absence of variance across population characteristics and investigation months-circadian rhythms need to be entrained for every month and for everyone-and (c) examines its use in IPSRT by relating high SRM-scores to lower psychological distress (p = 0.004) and low SRM-scores to higher social and emotional dysfunction (p = 0.018).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Research Group TOR, Sociology Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium; E-Mails: joeri.minnen@vub.ac.be (J.M.); sarah.daniels@vub.ac.be (S.D.); djiwo.weenas@vub.ac.be (D.W.); ignace.gloriex@vub.ac.be (I.G.).

ABSTRACT
In psychiatry, the social zeitgeber theory argues that social life provides important social cues that entrain circadian rhythms. Disturbance of these social cues might lead do dis-entrainment of circadian rhythms and evoke somatic symptoms that increase the risk of mood disorders. In preventing and treating patients with bipolar disorders, the Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) relies on the Social Rhythm Metric (SRM) to (re)establish patients' social cues and an re-entrain circadian rhythms. Since the SRM quantifies social rhythms that are derived from a patient's interaction with a social environment, this contribution (a) calculates the SRM of the social environment of a representative healthy population study (n = 1249), (b) evaluates the robustness of the SRM as a quantifier of social rhythms by matching the scores of the pilot study, revealing the near absence of variance across population characteristics and investigation months-circadian rhythms need to be entrained for every month and for everyone-and (c) examines its use in IPSRT by relating high SRM-scores to lower psychological distress (p = 0.004) and low SRM-scores to higher social and emotional dysfunction (p = 0.018).

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus