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Wayan Nata Septiadi
Ni Made Dian Sulistiowati
Abdul Wakhid


Thermal imaging, anxiety, face temperature, a general anxiety disorder


that it is able to provide accurate results about the temperature picture. The purpose of this study was to examine if there were differences in anxiety conditions at facial temperatures measured using thermal imaging.

Methodology: Eighty-one participants were taking the pre-clinical exams was chosen as the inclusion criteria and were divided into four categories of anxiety range (not anxious, mild anxiety, moderate anxiety, and severe anxiety) based on their score measured that using the General Anxiety Disorder (GAD-7) as the instrument. The participants were measured their face temperature using thermal imaging on the upper forehead (frontal) and left-right forehead (temporal). Data was analyzed to show the characteristic of anxiety level on the frontal and temporal temperature. There were difference anxiety conditions (no anxious, mildly anxious, moderate anxious and severe anxious) to thermal imaging face temperatures in the frontal and temporal.

Main findings: The results showed that more increased the temporal and frontal of face temperature, more severe the anxiety. There is a significant negative relationship between face temperature and anxiety level (p <0.05).

Implications: These findings showed that anxiety can be fast screening with a thermal imaging image. Further research is needed to determine the specificity and sensitivity of thermal imaging as an anxiety detection tool with a short time and without invasive action as one of the technological advances.

Novelty: There are no studies that discussed the correlation between anxiety with face temperature using thermal imaging.


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