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Expectation and the blood-pressure-lowering effects of relaxation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6755527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a study of the blood-pressure-lowering effects of relaxation training in patients with essential hypertension, instructions concerning the relaxation procedure were varied so that one group was told to expect delayed blood-pressure-lowering and the other group immediate lowering. The systolic blood pressure decrease during the training period in the immediate lowering group was 17.0 mm Hg, compared with 2.4 mm Hg for the delayed group (p = 0.001). Diastolic blood pressure changes were not significantly different. Measures of therapy credibility and perceived relaxation failed to differentiate the groups. The implications of these findings for future research and for clinical practice are considered.
Authors:
W S Agras; M Horne; C B Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychosomatic medicine     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0033-3174     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychosom Med     Publication Date:  1982 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-07     Completed Date:  1983-01-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376505     Medline TA:  Psychosom Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Blood Pressure
Female
Humans
Hypertension / therapy*
Imagination
Male
Middle Aged
Relaxation Therapy
Suggestion
Thinking
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
HL 23667/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS

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