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Hypertension self-control with a portable feedback unit or meditation-relaxation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  365249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty borderline essential hypertensives were randomly assigned to a portable constant-cuff blood pressure feedback technique or meditation-relaxation. Each technique was taught in the laboratory, then practiced twice daily at home for four weeks. Subjects mailed daily records of their progress. Seven feedback and ten meditation-relaxation subjects completed the program. Both techniques produced significant systolic and diastolic reductions within practice sessions and diastolic reductions over weeks of training. Neither technique improved reductions nor reduced initial systolic pressure levels over the four weeks. Differences between biofeedback and meditation-relaxation in within-session pressure reductions were not significant.
J L Hager; R S Surwit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofeedback and self-regulation     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0363-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Publication Date:  1978 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-24     Completed Date:  1979-03-24     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605548     Medline TA:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Biofeedback, Psychology*
Blood Pressure
Blood Pressure Determination / instrumentation*
Hypertension / therapy*
Relaxation Therapy*

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