Department of Clinical Psychology
Amity University, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh (India)
To determine the effectiveness of progressive muscle relaxation Training on Aggression.
Alcohol dependence patients would score higher on Aggression scales before administration of PMRT. Post implementation of PMRT, there would be a significant decrease or difference in the level Aggression.
A control group pretest post test design was used. The sample size for the present study was divided in two groups. The clinical data sheet, Aggression scale was administered followed by the assessment of the variables, Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training by Bernstein (1973) was administered twice a day for 2 weeks (8 sessions) to experimental group. No progressive muscle relaxation was administered on the control group. Aft er the administration of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training, post level assessment was done again. All individuals were recruited from different psychiatric centres located across Lucknow.
Progressive muscle relaxation training resulted in considerable decrease in aggression in alcohol dependent patients.
Progressive muscle relaxation technique is cost effective, non-invasive, non–pharmacological therapy. Progressive muscle relaxation technique is an effective and efficient therapy which can be used for the treatment and management of Aggression in alcohol dependent patients.
Key words: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Technique Aggression, Alcohol Dependent.