Date of Award
Master of Arts
Human Performance and Health Education
Dr. Mary L. Dawson
Dr. Roger Zabik
Dr. James Greene
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to investigate behavioral approaches to the control of hypertension and to provide practical guidelines for setting up such a behavioral program.
Five hypertensive subjects underwent a program consisting of one hour exercise and relaxation sessions, three times per week for 8 weeks. Changes in pretreatment and post treatment blood pressure readings and anti-hypertensive medications were recorded.
Possible mechanisms relating exercise and relaxation to blood pressure control were discussed.
Kessenich, "A Behavioral Approach in the Treatment of Hypertension: Exercise Therapy and Relaxation Training" (1983). Master's Theses. 1587.