What is Biofeedback?

Category: Others

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Biofeedback is a form of alternative medicine that measures quantifiable bodily functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, sweat gland activity, and muscle tension, conveying the information in real-time to increase awareness conscious control of physiological activities.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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0
Perceived effectiveness
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Biofeedback

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Biofeedback

Dosage Patients
2 other weekly 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Biofeedback

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 2
Other 2
See all 11 patients who’ve stopped using Biofeedback

Duration

Currently using Biofeedback

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
2 years or more 1

Stopped using Biofeedback

Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 5
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 2
2 years or more 1

Adherence


Always
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4
67%
Usually
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0
0%
Sometimes
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2
33%
Never taken as prescribed
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0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
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0
0%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
1
17%
A little hard to take
Patients
3
50%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
2
33%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
17%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
33%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
1
17%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
2
33%
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1 patient evaluation for Biofeedback

cpt_c_pike
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cpt_c_pike
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: severe
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See cpt_c_pike's full Biofeedback history

Aug 10, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Atrophy of arm muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 M,W,F

  • 0 helpful marks
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