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NCJ Number: 128271 Find in a Library
Title: Effect of Relaxation Training on Sleep, State Anxiety, and Sick Call in a Jail Population
Journal: Journal of Prison and Jail Health  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:(1990)  Pages:55-71
Author(s): S J Lutz
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 17
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The A-state scale of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory and the Richards Campbell Sleep Questionnaire as well as records of prison sick calls were used in a quasi-experimental research project to test several hypotheses. These hypotheses were that there would be no difference in sleep, state anxiety, or sick calls between prisoners who did and did not receive relaxation therapy.
Abstract: The sample consisted of males incarcerated at a 250-bed county jail in Illinois. Although the null hypothesis for sleep and anxiety was supported, there was enough of a trend toward increase in sleep and decrease in anxiety among inmates who had relaxation therapy to warrant further research using a larger sample, reinforced schedule of relaxation, and longer period of observation. There was also a trend, though not significant, toward fewer sick calls among the experimental group. 2 tables and 45 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Holistic therapy; Inmate health
Index Term(s): Illinois; Stress management
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