The Effects of Biofeedback and Verbal Feedback on the Training and Maintenance of Diaphragmatic Breathing

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a computer program on the training and maintenance of diaphragmatic breathing. The biofeedback portion was visual computer training and the results were displayed concurrently with participants' breathing responses to monitor display. The verbal feedback portion was praise that was given and recorded when participants responded with predominantly diaphragmatic breathing at the scheduled moment and response instruction that was given when participants responded with predominantly thoracic breathing. The results of this study indicate the computer program's effectiveness needs to be increased by supplementation with verbal feedback.

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Armstrong, Earl E. May 2003.

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a computer program on the training and maintenance of diaphragmatic breathing. The biofeedback portion was visual computer training and the results were displayed concurrently with participants' breathing responses to monitor display. The verbal feedback portion was praise that was given and recorded when participants responded with predominantly diaphragmatic breathing at the scheduled moment and response instruction that was given when participants responded with predominantly thoracic breathing. The results of this study indicate the computer program's effectiveness needs to be increased by supplementation with verbal feedback.

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Armstrong, Earl E. The Effects of Biofeedback and Verbal Feedback on the Training and Maintenance of Diaphragmatic Breathing, thesis, May 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4237/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .