Effectiveness Of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy on Anxiety by Using Model Approach Stress Adaptation and Interpersonal

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Introduction: Patients with chronic diseases are characterized by experience of anxiety; therefore it is necessary to do progressive muscle relaxation therapy as one of the therapies used to treat anxiety. The aims of this study were to determine the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation therapy on anxiety patients with chronic diseases using model stress adaptation and interpersonal approach. Methods: This research used a quantitative study, quasi-experiment with pre-and posttest without control group, a total 16 participants were randomly selected and divided into intervention with the inclusion criteria of patients suffering from chronic diseases, adult populations, defined as any condition, including a stressor, giving permission to conduct the study and convenience in terms of distance. The evaluations included the pre- and posttest by using Hamilton rating scale anxiety and ability scale of exercise, progressive muscle therapy. Statistical analysis used Wilcoxon test, and measured signs and symptoms as well as ability before and after therapy. Results: The study found that after progressive muscle therapy, response of anxiety reduces significantly at p-value 0.001 (p<0.05) and significant increase of ability of exercise progressive muscle therapy at p-value 0.001 (p<0.05). Conclusion: Progressive muscle relaxation therapy is effective in reduce the anxiety of patients with chronic diseases both in hospitals and community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022


  • Anxiety
  • Interpersonal
  • Model approach stress adaptation
  • Progressive muscle relaxation therapy


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