Advisor

Adriane M. Gaffuri

Date of Award

1985

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Physical Description

1 online resource (82 p.)

Subjects

Backache -- Treatment, Electromyography, Biofeedback training

DOI

10.15760/etd.3386

Abstract

This experiment examined the effects of EMG biofeedback and relaxation training as compared with biofeedback alone. The following.dependent variables were examined: manifest anxiety, perceived pain, perceived relaxation, EMG activity, and locus of control. Back pain patients were assigned to one of two treatment groups. Group 1 was treated with both EMG biofeedback and relaxation training. Group 2 was treated with biofeedback alone. It appears that both biofeedback combined with progressive relaxation and biofeedback training alone are effective in lowering muscle activity and perceived pain, and in increasing perceived relaxation. However, from the results of this study, it is impossible to conclude that one treatment method is more effective than the other. Suggestions for future research are discussed.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20013

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