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Reduction of generalized aversive responding in a post-treatment cancer patient: relaxation as an active coping skill. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 1982 Sep;13(3):229-33

Date

09/01/1982

Pubmed ID

6754759

DOI

10.1016/0005-7916(82)90011-8

Abstract

A male ostomy patient was successfully taught relaxation as an active coping skill to control generalized aversive gastric upset responses which had originally developed in the context of radiation therapy. Because the patient had completed his medical regimen, intervention focused on applied relaxation outside the medical center setting. Treatment involved minimal therapist contact. The results are discussed in terms of assessing aversive side effects which generalize beyond the course of medical treatment, and the contingent aspects of such treatments. The efficiency of relaxation programs, as well as the importance of active patient involvement, are also discussed.

Author List

Hamberger LK

Author

L Kevin Hamberger PhD Professor in the Family Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adaptation, Psychological
Aged
Generalization, Stimulus
Humans
Male
Psychophysiologic Disorders
Relaxation Therapy
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms
Urinary Diversion
Vomiting
jenkins-FCD Prod-406 0f9a74600e4e79798f8fa6f545ea115f3dd948b2