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Altern Ther Health Med. 1997 Jul;3(4):54-6.

Job stress reduction therapies.

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University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33101, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Job stress among healthcare workers has received more attention in recent years, perhaps because these professionals are prime candidates for high stress levels.

METHOD:

The immediate effects of brief massage therapy, music relaxation with visual imagery, muscle relaxation, and social support group sessions were assessed in 100 hospital employees at a major public hospital.

DESIGN:

The effects of the therapies were assessed using a within-subjects pre-post test design and by comparisons across groups.

RESULTS:

Groups reported decreases in anxiety, depression, fatigue, and confusion, as well as increased vigor following the sessions.

CONCLUSION:

That the groups did not differ on these variables suggests that these particular therapies, when applied for short periods of time, are equally effective for reducing stress among hospital employees.

PMID:
9210776
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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