Reduction in headache patients' medical expenses associated with biofeedback and relaxation treatments

Edward B. Blanchard, James Jaccard, Frank Andrasik, Patricia Guarnieri, Susan E. Jurish

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Abstract

Comparisons are made of self-reported medical costs from a sample of headache patients who underwent various combinations of relaxation training and biofeedback training. The average costs for the 2 years prior to self-regulatory treatment were $955±480 (3 SEM) for 45 patients; for the 2 years after completing treatment the average costs were $52±28 (3 SEM) for patients. Within the limitations of the study, medical costs do seem to have been markedly reduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalBiofeedback and Self-Regulation
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

Keywords

  • biofeedback
  • cost-effectiveness
  • headache
  • medical costs
  • relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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