Rosemary Lysaght, Eugenia Bodenhamer; The Use of Relaxation Training to Enhance Functional Outcomes in Adults With Traumatic Head Injuries. Am J Occup Ther 1990;44(9):797–802. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.44.9.797
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Impaired anxiety management and poor emotional control have a negative effect on the adaptive functioning of persons with head injuries who are in the postacute stages of recovery. This paper outlines a relaxation training program administered individually to 4 adults with severe head injuries. Each subject was in the postacute phase of recovery and had reported stress to be a persistent problem in daily living. The relaxation training protocol combined biofeedback, imagery, autogenic training, and deep breathing. Significant improvement in function, measured by scores on a scale of illness-related dysfunction, support the potential benefits of stress management training as part of functional training programs for persons with traumatic head injuries.
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