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The effects of therapist breathing style on subject's inhalation volumes.
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PMID:  8324037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explored how the clinicians'/experimenters' breath patterns affected subjects' inhalation volume. 20 volunteer subjects inhaled 20 sequential breaths (10 normal and 10 paced) with their eyes closed. During the paced exhalation, the experimenter audibly exhaled in phase with the subjects' exhalation. The subjects's inhalation volumes significantly increased during the paced as compared to the initial normal breathing phase, F(1,19) = 8.82, p < .01, repeated measures ANOVA. These findings confirm that the clinician's breathing style directly affects the client's breath pattern.
V Tibbetts; E Peper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofeedback and self-regulation     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0363-3586     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-11     Completed Date:  1993-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605548     Medline TA:  Biofeedback Self Regul     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
San Francisco State University, California 94132.
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