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Journal:   ACTA MEDICA IRANICA   2016 , Volume 54 , Number 7; Page(s) 430 To 436.
 
Paper: 

EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON THE FATIGUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG IRANIAN AGING PERSONS

 
 
Author(s):  HASSANPOUR DEHKORDI ALI, JALALI AMIR*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING, SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER, KERMANSHAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, KERMANSHAH, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Since the elderly population is increasing rapidly in developing countries which may decrease the physical activity and exercise and in turn could affect the elderly’s quality of life, this study aimed to investigate the effect of progressive muscle relaxation on the elderly’s quality of life in Iran. In a randomized clinical trial, participants were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. For the intervention group, muscular progressive relaxation was run three days per week for three months (totally 36 sessions). In relaxation, a patient contract a group of his/her muscles in each step and relaxes them after five seconds and finally loosens all muscles and takes five deep breaths. Each session lasts for 45 minutes. The instrument of data gathering consisted of questionnaires on individual’s demographic data and quality of life SF-36. After intervention, quality of life increased significantly in the patients undergoing muscular progressive relaxation and fatigue severity decreased significantly in the intervention group compared to prior to intervention. In addition, there was a statistically significant difference in mean score of physical performance, restricted activity after physical problem, energy, socially function, physical pain, overall hygiene, and quality of life between intervention and control groups. By implementing regular and continuous progressive muscle relaxation, quality of life could be increased in different dimensions in the elderly and the context could be provided to age healthily and enjoy higher health and autonomy. Therefore, all of the therapeutic staffs are recommended to implement this plan to promote the elderly’s quality of life.

 
Keyword(s): ELDERLY, MUSCULAR PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION, QUALITY OF LIFE
 
 
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HASSANPOUR DEHKORDI, A., & JALALI, A. (2016). EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON THE FATIGUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG IRANIAN AGING PERSONS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA, 54(7), 430-436. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510234



Vancouver: Copy

HASSANPOUR DEHKORDI ALI, JALALI AMIR. EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON THE FATIGUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG IRANIAN AGING PERSONS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA. 2016 [cited 2021August02];54(7):430-436. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510234



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HASSANPOUR DEHKORDI, A., JALALI, A., 2016. EFFECT OF PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION ON THE FATIGUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE AMONG IRANIAN AGING PERSONS. ACTA MEDICA IRANICA, [online] 54(7), pp.430-436. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=510234.



 
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