Treatment of menopausal symptoms with applied relaxation: a pilot study
1997 (English)In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, ISSN 0005-7916, E-ISSN 1873-7943, Vol. 28, no 4, 251-261 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Applied relaxation (AR) was tested in a series of six women with postmenopausal hot flushes. The AR program consisted of group instructions I hour per week over a 12 week duration. The number of flushes were registered from 1 month before to 6 months after training AR. Menopausal symptoms (Kupperman Index), psychological well-being (Symptom Checklist), and mood (MOOD Scale) were measured at various moments during the study. For the six patients the number of flushes decreased from the baseline period to 6 months follow-up with 59, 61, 62, 67, 89 and 100% respectively, in mean 73%. While the scores on the Kupperman Index and the Symptom Checklist followed the pattern of the flushes, a similar trend was not seen for the scores on the MOOD Scale.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1997. Vol. 28, no 4, 251-261 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-83012DOI: 10.1016/S0005-7916(97)00030-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-83012DiVA: diva2:558154