Behavioral control of mild hypertension with aerobic exercise

Two case studies

Patricia M. Dubbert, John E. Martin, Rose T. Zimering, Paul A. Burkett, Mary Lake, William Cushman

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Abstract

A behavioral program of aerobic exercise was implemented across laboratory and home settings in two mild hypertensive subjects in an effort to lower blood pressures. An ABAB withdrawal-reinstatement treatment design was employed in each case to isolate the effects of exercise on diastolic blood pressure. Results showed that in both subjects the onset and continuation of exercise in the laboratory and home settings were associated with clinically important reductions in blood pressure, independent of weight change. In addition, the cessation of exercise was systematically followed by a rapid increase in blood pressure to former, hypertensive levels. The results of the present single-subject analysis are discussed in terms of their importance as the first systematic look at the specific effects of exercise implementation and withdrawal on individual hypertensives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-380
Number of pages8
JournalBehavior Therapy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Behavioral control of mild hypertension with aerobic exercise : Two case studies. / Dubbert, Patricia M.; Martin, John E.; Zimering, Rose T.; Burkett, Paul A.; Lake, Mary; Cushman, William.

In: Behavior Therapy, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.01.1984, p. 373-380.

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Dubbert, Patricia M. ; Martin, John E. ; Zimering, Rose T. ; Burkett, Paul A. ; Lake, Mary ; Cushman, William. / Behavioral control of mild hypertension with aerobic exercise : Two case studies. In: Behavior Therapy. 1984 ; Vol. 15, No. 4. pp. 373-380.
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