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Papers: 2 Jul 2022 - 8 Jul 2022


2022 Jun 28

J Pediatr Nurs


Heart Rate Variability biofeedback therapy for children and adolescents with chronic pain: A pilot study.


Yetwin AK, Mahrer NE, Bell TS, Gold JI
J Pediatr Nurs. 2022 Jun 28; 66:151-159.
PMID: 35777250.


As a brief, noninvasive, cost-effective, and technology-driven therapy, biofeedback is a promising and welcomed clinical intervention for children and adolescents with pediatric chronic pain conditions. The aim of this pilot study was to explore the application of a brief Heart Rate Variability (HRV) biofeedback intervention supplemented by at-home breathing practice as a tool for reducing symptomatology associated with chronic pain in a pediatric urban hospital setting.