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Titolo:
Relaxation therapy in adult asthma - Is there new evidence for its effectiveness?
Autore:
Ritz, T;
Indirizzi:
Stanford Univ, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford Univ Stanford CA USA 94305 t & Behav Sci, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
Titolo Testata:
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
fascicolo: 4, volume: 25, anno: 2001,
pagine: 640 - 666
SICI:
0145-4455(200109)25:4<640:RTIAA->2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RESPIRATORY RESISTANCE; MUSCLE TENSION; HUMAN AIRWAYS; FLOW-RATE; MEDITATION; EXERCISE; PROGRAM; STRESS; BREATHLESSNESS; BIOFEEDBACK;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
72
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Ritz, T Stanford Univ, Dept Psychiat & Behav Sci, Stanford, CA 94305 USA Stanford Univ Stanford CA USA 94305 v Sci, Stanford, CA 94305 USA
Citazione:
T. Ritz, "Relaxation therapy in adult asthma - Is there new evidence for its effectiveness?", BEHAV MODIF, 25(4), 2001, pp. 640-666

Abstract

Studies of relaxation training for adult asthma patients were reviewed forthe period between 1980 and 2000. Six controlled and three uncontrolled studies were identified, employing a variety of methods, such as progressive relaxation, functional relaxation, autogenic training, or yoga. Most studies had low sample sizes and suffered from one or more methodological deficiencies, such as suboptimal data analysis, high dropout rates, problematic measurement procedures, or insufficient descriptions of methodology and results. Overall effects on parameters of lung function, symptoms, medication consumption, and health care use were generally negligible. Problems with theunderlying rationale of relaxation therapy in asthma are discussed from a psychophysiological viewpoint. Examples a-re given of potential beneficial and detrimental effects of these techniques on lung function with respect to emotional processes, the musculoskeletal system, and ventilation as targets of a relaxation intervention. It remains to be demonstrated that relaxation training can significantly contribute to the standard treatment of asthma in adult patients.

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