Effectiveness of relaxation training in reducing adverse reactions to cancer chemotherapy

@article{Burish1981EffectivenessOR,
  title={Effectiveness of relaxation training in reducing adverse reactions to cancer chemotherapy},
  author={Thomas G. Burish and Jeanne Naramore Lyles},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={1981},
  volume={4},
  pages={65-78}
}
Cancer patients who had developed negative conditioned responses to their chemotherapy either did (relaxation training) or did not (no relaxation training) receive progressive muscle relaxation training and guided relaxation imagery instructions immediately before and during their chemotherapy treatments. Physiological (blood pressure and pulse rate) measures of arousal, frequency of vomiting, and patient-reported and nurse-reported indices of negative affect and nausea were collected during… CONTINUE READING

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