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

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dc.contributor.author Henderson, BA
dc.contributor.author Hart, M
dc.contributor.author Lal, S
dc.contributor.author Hunyor, SN
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T01:08:23Z
dc.date.issued 1998-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Hypertension, 1998, 16 (6), pp. 771 - 778
dc.identifier.issn 0263-6352
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.
dc.format Jessica Robinson
dc.publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1097/00004872-199816060-00008
dc.title The effect of home training with direct blood pressure biofeedback of hypertensives: A placebo-controlled study
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Hypertension
dc.journal.volume 6
dc.journal.volume 16
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 170205 Neurocognitive Patterns and Neural Networks
dc.for 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
dc.personcode 010322
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.location.activity ISI000074093100008
dc.description.keywords Thermal Biofeedback
dc.description.keywords Cost-effectiveness
dc.description.keywords Relaxation
dc.description.keywords Performance
dc.description.keywords Prevalence
dc.description.keywords Medicine
dc.description.keywords Migraine
dc.description.keywords Headache
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Technologies
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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utslib.collection.history School of Medical and Molecular Sciences (ID: 341)
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