Biobehavioral treatment of essential hypertension: A group outcome study

  title={Biobehavioral treatment of essential hypertension: A group outcome study},
  author={S. Fahrion and P. Norris and A. Green and E. Green and C. Snarr},
  journal={Biofeedback and Self-regulation},
  • S. Fahrion, P. Norris, +2 authors C. Snarr
  • Published 1986
  • Medicine
  • Biofeedback and Self-regulation
  • In a group outcome and follow-up study of 77 patients with essential hypertension, significant reductions were seen in systolic and diastolic blood pressure (BP) and in hypotensive medication requirement. A multimodality biobehavioral treatment was used which included biofeedback-assisted training techniques aimed at teaching self-regulation of vasodilation in the hands and feet. Of the 54 medicated patients, 58% were able to eliminate hypotensive medication while at the same time reducing BP… CONTINUE READING
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