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The Effect of Benson's Relaxation Method on Fasting Blood Glucose in Patients With Type II Diabetes
Hosien Shahdadi, Ali Mansouri
Zabol University of medical sciences , Alimansuri1369@gmail.com
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Introduction: Type II diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases that

disrupts the regular flow of life and has important psychological consequences.

Muscle relaxation is associated with reducing mental stress and reducing the secretion

of stress hormones such as cortisol, and this technique can be used as an adjunct

therapy to reduce anxiety and thus control blood glucose in patients. Therefore, the

aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Benson's relaxation method on fasting

blood glucose in patients with type II diabetes.

Materials and Method: This study was a clinical trial. 80 subjects who participated

in this study were included in the study by objective sampling method and randomly

divided into two groups of test and control. Initially, the level of fasting blood glucose

was measured. The experimental group then participated in muscle relaxation training

for II months. After the end of the course, the level of fasting blood glucose was remeasured.

Data were analyzed by independent t-test and paired t-test using SPSS

version 23 software.

Results: According to the findings, there was no significant difference between the

mean fasting blood glucose and control group before intervention (p = 0.35). But after

the intervention, the mean biochemical index of the test group significantly decreased

compared to the control group (P = 0.001).

Conclusion: Considering the results of this study and the positive effect of Benson's

relaxation on the reduction of fasting blood glucose levels in diabetic patients, it is

suggested that necessary training for nurses such as nurses about relaxation techniques

and their effects should be provided.

Keywords: Benson relaxation, Fasting blood glucose, Diabetes
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Interventions for diabetes
Received: 2017/04/28 | Accepted: 2017/06/16 | Published: 2017/06/20
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