Birgit Kröner-Herwig and Karl-Wilhelm Weich (1988)

Untersuchung zur Prädiktion des Erfolgs verhaltensmedizinischer Interventionen bei chronischem Kopfschmerz. = Investigation of successful outcome predictions for behavior therapy interventions in chronic-headache cases.

Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie, 17(1):55–69.

Studied the predictability of successful behavior therapy interventions (biofeedback and relaxation) in chronic headache cases. Using, among others, multiple-regression and stepwise-discriminant analysis, the authors tested a set of variables (personality traits, psychophysiological responses under stress and relaxation conditions, symptomatologies, demographies, and therapy-related subjective reports), in addition to headache intensity and duration and medication intake, as predictors of behavior therapy success in treating chronic headaches. A number of personality traits and some physiological responses showed some predictive value, but overall study results appear to be inclusive; even symptomatic and demographic variables do not significantly correlate with outcomes. (English abstract) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

client characteristics & personality traits predictive of biofeedback vs relaxation therapy outcome, patients with chronic headache, 1988, Biofeedback Training, Client Characteristics, Headache, Personality Traits, Relaxation Therapy, Chronicity (Disorders)
Accession Number: 1990-76539-001. Translated Title: Investigation of successful outcome predictions for behavior therapy interventions in chronic-headache cases. Other Journal Title: Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie: Forschung und Praxis. Partial author list: First Author & Affiliation: Kröner-Herwig, Birgit; U Düsseldorf, Psychologisches Inst, Germany. Release Date: 19900901. Correction Date: 20160222. Publication Type: Journal (0100), Peer Reviewed Journal (0110). Format Covered: Print. Document Type: Journal Article. Language: German. Major Descriptor: Biofeedback Training; Client Characteristics; Headache; Personality Traits; Relaxation Therapy. Minor Descriptor: Chronicity (Disorders). Classification: Specialized Interventions (3350). Population: Human (10). Age Group: Adulthood (18 yrs & older) (300). Methodology: Empirical Study. Page Count: 15. Issue Publication Date: 1988.

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