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Effectiveness of Relaxation Training on General Health Quality (GHQ) and Life Expectancy in Patients with Asthma

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Psychology, Tonekabon Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon, IRAN
  • 2University of Tehran, Tehran, IRAN
  • 3University of Kharazmi, Karaj, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (9), Pages 21-29, September,2 (2015)


The aim of this research was to determine effectiveness of relaxation training on general health and life expectancy in patients with asthma. Design of research was semi-experimental with pre test, post test along with control and test groups. From all people who with asthma referring to the hospital (Tehran city, Masih Daneshvari Hospital), 30 subjects were selected after accomplishment of pre test then they were assigned into two groups randomly, test group (15 subjects) and control group (15 subjects). Test group was being trained for 6 sessions on relaxation. Post test was administered for two groups. For analyzing data, descriptive, statistics methods were applied. Finding showed independent variable has significant applied. Findings showed independent variable has significant effect on general health and life expectancy (t>0.05). The results showed that relaxation training can lead to improvement of general health and life expectancy among people with asthma.


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