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Research Article  |   April 1990
A Stress Management Program: Inpatient-to-Outpatient Continuity
Author Affiliations
  • Cyndi Courtney, OTR, at the time of this study, was a staff member in the Department of Occupational Therapy, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas. She is currently Director of Adjunctive Therapy, Sandstone Psychiatry Center, 4201 Texas Avenue South, College Station, Texas 77840
  • Barbara Escobedo, OTR, at the time of this study, was a staff member in the Department of Occupational Therapy, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, Texas. She is currently an Occupational Therapist at Memorial Southwest Hospital, Houston, Texas
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Mental Health / Practice
Research Article   |   April 1990
A Stress Management Program: Inpatient-to-Outpatient Continuity
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 306-310. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.306
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, April 1990, Vol. 44, 306-310. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.4.306
Abstract

Stress is a factor in many modern illnesses. The development of coping skills to deal with stress is an occupational therapy goal for many patients. The program presented here uses stress management techniques to improve the situational coping skills of adult psychiatric patients. When discharged to the outpatient clinic, the patients in this program continue to learn and practice stress management techniques to increase relaxation and lessen anxiety. A case example is presented.