Biofeedback treatment of paradoxical vocal fold motion and respiratory distress in an adolescent girl

Emily Warnes, Keith D. Allen

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Abstract

In this investigation, we evaluated the effectiveness of surface electromyography (EMG) biofeedback to treat paradoxical vocal fold motion in a 16-year-old girl. EMG biofeedback training occurred once per week over the course of 10 weeks. In a changing criterion design, muscle tension showed systematic changes that corresponded with changes in the criterion. Overall, baseline muscle tension levels were reduced over 60%, with corresponding reductions in episodes of respiratory distress and chest pain. Subjective reports by the patient and the patient's mother indicated improvements in school attendance and overall adaptive functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Behavior modification
  • Behavioral pediatrics
  • Biofeedback
  • Children
  • Health-related behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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