What is Biofeedback?

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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 Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 16 6
Relaxation 5 0
Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia 2 1
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) 1 3
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 1
Atrophy of arm muscles 1 1

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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 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 8

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
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Duration

Currently using Biofeedback

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Biofeedback

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 3
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Biofeedback

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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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