Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Pain Perception in Abdominal Surgery Patients
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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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.
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