Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (224 p.)
Hypertension, Biofeedback training, Meditation
The repeated-measures experimental design utilized in the present study permitted a controlled comparison of the clinical efficacy of meditation treatment (MT), biofeedback treatment (BT), and pharmacological control (PC) conditions in the reduction of seven dependent variables: (1) within clinic (W-C) systolic blood pressure (SBP), (2) W-C diastolic blood pressure (DBP), (3) outside-clinic (0-C) SEP, (4) 0-C DBP, (5) within-session (W-S) SEP, (6) W-S DBP, and (7) antihypertensive medication requirements. Twenty-four medicated subjects with medically .verified essential hypertension were matched by rank-order on sex, age, and mean baseline levels of SBP and DBP, and randomly assigned to MT, BT, or PC conditions, each composed of five females and three males.
Molatore, Thomas Lee, "A comparison of the effects of biofeedback and meditation treatment on essential hypertension" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2936.