New PDF release: Evaluation of Clinical Biofeedback

By William J. Ray, James M. Raczynski, Todd Rogers, William H. Kimball (auth.)

ISBN-10: 1468435248

ISBN-13: 9781468435245

ISBN-10: 1468435264

ISBN-13: 9781468435269

This accomplished survey can be precious for somebody who heavily desires to research extra concerning the present healing prestige of biofeedback-therapists, physicians contemplating a referral, well-educated potential sufferers, academics, scholars, and study staff. yet readers with diverse wishes may still use it in several methods. for a fast evaluation of a giant box, one may still tum to the advent and precis and Conclusions sections. The reader drawn to a particular sickness may still search for the correct part within the desk of Contents after which tum to the general precis on the finish of that part and likewise the briefer summaries which are given within the final paragraph of many subsections, every time adequate facts can be found. The reader who desires additional information should still learn the whole bankruptcy. the intense pupil or learn employee, for whom the e-book could be most useful, may want to learn extra of the most quantity and not less than to pattern the Appendix to determine the categories of data that may be mined from it. while sufferers are happy with a brand new therapy and appear to be more desirable by means of it, why hassle with any extra evaluate? the reason being that heritage has proven again and again that new kinds of therapy at the start can be utilized enthusiastically for lots of stipulations with obvious luck, purely to have the pendulum swing within the wrong way from overenthusiasm to com­ plete disillusionment.

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In more recent reports, Blanchard and Haynes (1975) and Sundermann and Delk (1978) each reported the successful treatment of one client, and Taub (1977) discussed the successful treatment of two clients afflicted with Raynaud's disease. These studies provide support for the view that handwarming feedback may be an important part of a successful treatment for Raynaud's disease. A recent treatment-component study by Surwit, Pilon, and Fenton (1978) provided the most useful information concerning the handwarming treatment of Raynaud's clients.

However, because many factors remain uncontrolled, these reports only suggest that biofeedback is the active ingredient in these therapies. Asthma Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterized by shortness of breath, labored breathing, and wheezing. Onset occurs typically in childhood and the 40 Asthma disorder may persist throughout the individual's life (Feldman, 1976; Khan, 1977). While the exact physiological etiology of asthma is not known, it is apparent that asthma involves a hypersensitivity to allergens as well as emotional factors.

Six of the seven clients decreased their median systolic blood pressures from 3 to 34 mm Hg across training sessions, and five of the clients exhibited decreases from 16 to 34 mm Hg across sessions. These results were statistically significant and would also constitute clinically significant changes for those clients who achieved major blood pressure reductions. Although the effects obtained by Benson et al. were substantial, no assessment was made of the client's blood pressures outside the training sessions.

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