Progressive Muscle Relaxation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Moderate Asthmatics

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Progressive Muscle Relaxation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Moderate Asthmatics, Is A Well-Researched Topic, It Is To Be Used As A Guide Or Framework For Your Research.

ABSTRACT

This study examined the effects of parent assisted
progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) training on moderate
asthmatics. Three children between the ages of 7 and 12
participated in the study. After 3 weeks of PMR training
and daily practice, the parents became involved in
prompting their children to use PMR when an attack appeared
likely.

The findings from this study suggest that parental
prompting of PMR was instrumental in decreasing the
frequency of attacks, increasing peak expiratory flow rates
(PEFR) values, and decreasing the severity of attacks for
2 of the 3 subjects. The long term implications for using
PMR as an adjunctive treatment do look promising for
moderately asthmatic children.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ………………………………. ii
LIST OF T A B L E S ………………………………… V
LIST OF FIGURES………………………………….. vi
INTRODUCTION …………………………………… 1
M E T H O D …………………………………………. 15
Subjects……………………………………… 15
S e t t i n g ……………………………………… 15
Apparatus/Materials …………………………. 16
P r o c e d u r e ……………………………………. 17
Dependent Variables …………………………. 21
Frequency of Attacks ……………………… 21
Peak Expiratory Flow R a t e s …………………21
Severity of Attacks………………………….22
Inhaler Use ………………………………. 22
Research Design …………………………….. 23
RESULTS…………………………………………. 24
Reliability………………………………….. 24
Progressive Muscle Relaxation ………………… 24
Frequency of Attacks …………………………. 25
Peak Expiratory Flow V a l u e s …………………… 25
Severity……………………………………… 26
Correlational D a t a ……………………………..29

DI S C U S S I O N ……………………………………… 31
A P P E N D I C E S ……………………………………… 37
A. Phone Screening Information ………………. 38
B. Interview Questions ……………………… 41
C. Informed Consent for Participation …………. 44
D. Behavioral C o n t r a c t ……………….. 47
E. Daily Recording Forms ……………………. 49
F. Muscle G r o u p s ……………………………. 51
G. Relaxation Handout ……………………….. 53
H. Parent Assisted Relaxation Training ………. 55
I. Predicted Peak Expiratory Flow ……………. 57
J. Human Subjects Institutional Review Board . . . 59
BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………. 61

Additional information

Author

Kellye Hutton Slaggert

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

75

Reference

YES

Format

PDF

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