What is Biofeedback?

Category: Psychotherapy

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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 7
Pelvic floor dyssynergia 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Anxious mood 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
10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Biofeedback

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Biofeedback

Dosage Patients
2 other weekly 1
45 min weekly 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Biofeedback

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 2
Other 2
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 1
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Duration

Currently going to Biofeedback

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to Biofeedback

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 5
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 3
$50-99 5
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Biofeedback

Aug 10, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for atrophy of arm muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for 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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