The Efficacy of Behavioral Treatments for Hypertension

  title={The Efficacy of Behavioral Treatments for Hypertension},
  author={W. Linden and Janine V Moseley},
  journal={Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback},
  • W. Linden, Janine V Moseley
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
  • Evidence is reviewed for the efficacy of behavioral treatments for hypertension. The format chosen here is a review of reviews given that numerous consensus committee reports and quantitative reviews on the topic have been published. Extensive evidence from over 100 randomized controlled trials indicates that behavioral treatments reduce blood pressure (BP) to a modest degree, and this change is greater than what is seen in wait-list or other inactive controls. Effect sizes are quite variable… CONTINUE READING
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