The effect of home training with direct blood pressure biofeedback of hypertensives: A placebo-controlled study

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dc.contributor.author Henderson, Bob en_US
dc.contributor.author Hart, M en_US
dc.contributor.author Hunyor, Stephen en_US
dc.contributor.author Lal, Sara en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:08:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T01:08:23Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en_US
dc.identifier 2006013751 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hunyor, Stephen et al. 1998, 'The effect of home training with direct blood pressure biofeedback of hypertensives: A placebo-controlled study', Journal of Hypertension, vol. 16, no. 6, pp. 771-778. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0263-6352 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/21941
dc.description.abstract Home training in self-lowering of blood pressure using continuous blood pressure feedback has not previously been reported. Enhancement of laboratory-learned skills was hypothesized on the basis of outcomes from other intellectual, emotional and physical endeavours. To examine the supplementary effect of home blood pressure biofeedback training. Thirty unmedicated, mild hypertensives participated in a randomized, double-blinded, modified contingency placebo-controlled study. After suitable screening and baseline blood pressure measurements subjects undertook eight laboratory biofeedback sessions and then 12 home training sessions over 4 weeks using continuous finger blood pressure monitoring. In the laboratory those being administered active therapy (n = 16) lowered systolic pressures by 5 +/- 5.4 mmHg compared with a lowering of 4 +/- 4.2 mmHg with placebo (NS), During the fourth week at home lowering for the active group (11 +/- 8 mmHg) was greater than that with placebo (4 +/- 6.2 mmHg, P = 0.017), Arm-cuff blood pressures were not statistically different for groups and with time but that of the active group was lower by 9 +/- 15.4/7 +/- 0.2 mmHg, which is a clinically relevant change, after home biofeedback. The efficacy of self-lowering of systolic blood pressure in mild hypertensives by continuous feedback was enhanced by 6 mmHg with 4 weeks of practice at home. Standard arm-cuff blood pressure was reduced by a clinically relevant amount The home environment proved cost effective for this 'high-tech' approach. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00004872-199816060-00008 en_US
dc.title The effect of home training with direct blood pressure biofeedback of hypertensives: A placebo-controlled study en_US
dc.parent Journal of Hypertension en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.number 6 en_US
dc.publocation Philadelphia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 771 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 778 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 170107 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020696 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024052 en_US
dc.personcode 010322 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020200 en_US
dc.percentage 60 en_US
dc.classification.name Industrial and Organisational Psychology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity ISI000074093100008 en_US
dc.description.keywords Thermal Biofeedback; Cost-effectiveness; Relaxation; Performance; Prevalence; Medicine; Migraine; Headache en_US


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