Flashcards in Biofeedback Deck (3)
STRENGTH:Biofeedback has research evidence
-Lemaire trained medical doctors to use a biofeedback device three times a day over a 28 day period. The doctors also completed a questionnaire measuring perception of how stressed they were
-Mean stress score for biofeedback users fell significantly over the course of the study. Corresponding score for a control group also fell but by a much smaller amount
-Suggests that biofeedback has benefits in helping to improve the psychological state of someone experiencing stress.
LIMITATION: Individual differences in effectiveness of biofeedback
-Biofeedback as a stress management method does not suit everyone
-Client has to understand relationship between physiological functioning and signals they receive and must be motivated to apply learned skills to alter signals in the real world
-Demands of biofeedback limit it as a method that everyone can use. But this is true of all methods.