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What was the aim of the study?
To see if biofeedback is an effective method of reducing tension headaches.
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Describe the methodology
Volunteer sample were used. Laboratory experiment. Independent measures design used where participants were randomly allocated to group A, B or C.
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Who were the participants in this study?
18 participants who replied to an advertisement in a local newspaper in Colorado.
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Describe the procedure for all and similarities for group A and B
All participants kept a record of their headaches for 2 weeks. Group A and B received 16 training sessions, 2 a week for 8 weeks.
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Describe the procedure for group A
Taught relaxation and told clicks of biofeedback machine would reflect muscle tension, with slower clicks indicating less muscle tension.
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What was the procedure for group B?
Told to concentrate on varying clicks and given pseudo-feedback.
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Describe the procedure for group C
Given no training but told they would begin training in 2 months.
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What were the findings regarding muscle tension?
Muscle tension of group A was significantly less than Group B by the end of the training and then after 3 months.
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What were the results for incidence of headaches?
Group A's reported headaches dropped significantly below their baseline, the others didn't.
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What were the findings regarding drug usage?
Drug use in group A dropped lower than group B.
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What was the conclusion about biofeedback?
Biofeedback is an effective way of training patients to relax and reduce tension headaches. Effective way of stress management.
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What was the conclusion regarding relaxation training?
Relaxation training is more effective than just being monitored and is better when used together with biofeedback.
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