Accession Number : ADA218267


Title :   Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Pain Perception in Abdominal Surgery Patients


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Mertely, Bonnie A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a218267.pdf


Report Date : May 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 124


Abstract : This study was conducted to determine if use of progressive muscle relaxation could decrease pain perception, analgesic use, and anxiety in post- operative abdominal surgery patients. Review of demographic data showed the experimental and control group to be essentially equal in the demographic variables recorded. Analysis of covariance was done on mean pain and anxiety measures between groups. No statistical differences were found. Keywords: Post-operative abdominal surgery patients; Progressive muscle relaxation; Analgesic use; Anxiety; Pain perception.


Descriptors :   *SURGERY , *ANALGESICS , VARIABLES , MEAN , MUSCLES , PAIN , RELAXATION(PHYSIOLOGY) , PERCEPTION , ABDOMEN , ANXIETY , DEMOGRAPHY , CONTROL , PATIENTS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE