Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. M. Michele Burnette
Dr. William Redmon
Dr. Galen Alessi
Masters Thesis-Open Access
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.
Slaggert, Kellye Hutton, "Progressive Muscle Relaxation as an Adjunctive Treatment for Moderate Asthmatics" (1990). Masters Theses. 1077.