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Efficacy of Progressive Muscles Relaxation Therapy on Functional Disability and Self-Esteem: A Study among Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Psychology, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (7), Pages 1-3, July,14 (2014)


The belief about global abilities of oneself (Self-Esteem) is strongly connected to Functional Disabilities Functional Disability, known as a physical condition that limits a person’s movement, senses or activities. Although Self-Esteem and Functional Disabilities have been shown to be important variables in the phenomenology and maintenance of healthy life in adolescents, they have yet to be examined in conjunction with one another. Progressive muscle relaxation training as a sole treatment has shown enhancement in Self – Esteem. The present study was conducted with an objective to evaluate the effect of Progressive Muscle Relaxation therapy on Functional Disability and Self- Esteem among Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients. A total sample of 50 Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients identified with the age range of 20 to 40 years, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria from a diagnostic center, were approached for the data collection and result shows that the Progressive Muscle Relaxation therapy is more effective in reducing Functional Disability and improving Self – Esteem of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The research was discussed with respective to clinical conditions of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Suggestions for further research included.


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