Blood pressure biofeedback treatment of white-coat hypertension

Mutsuhiro Nakao*, Shinobu Nomura, Tatsuo Shimosawa, Toshiro Fujita, Tomifusa Kuboki


研究成果: Article査読

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Objective: The objective of the study was to compare blood pressure (BP) biofeedback treatment (BF) effects between white-coat hypertension and essential hypertension. Methods: Fifteen white-coat hypertensive out-patients and 23 essential hypertensive out-patients were randomly assigned to groups A or B. Subjects in group A underwent BF once a week for a total of four sessions. Those in group B visited the clinic only to measure BP and later underwent the same BF. Results: In group A, BPs of white-coat hypertensives and essential hypertensives were significantly reduced by 22/11 and 14/8 mmHg, respectively. In group B, they were unchanged during the same period but later suppressed by BF. Under BF, pulse and respiratory rates were significantly higher, and elevation of diastolic BP due to mental stress testing was better suppressed in white-coat hypertensives than in essential hypertensives. Conclusion: This treatment was effective in both types of hypertension, and pressor response to stress seems to be important in the differentiated BF effect. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Inc. All rights reserved.

ジャーナルJournal of Psychosomatic Research
出版ステータスPublished - 2000 2月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 精神医学および精神衛生
  • 生物学的精神医学
  • 心理学(全般)


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