Relaxation Training in School Classes Does Not Reduce Headache Complaints
Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 30, Issue 10, pages 660–664, October 1990
How to Cite
Passchier, J., van den Bree, M.B.M., Emmen, H.H., Osterhaus, S.O.L., Orlebeke, J.F. and Verhage, F. (1990), Relaxation Training in School Classes Does Not Reduce Headache Complaints. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 30: 660–664. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1990.hed3010660.x
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: August 24, 1990.
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The effect of teacher-presented Progressive Relaxation Training (PRT) on headaches, fear of failure and school problems was studied in school students. During ten physical education lessons, students received either PITT (n = 110) or placebo training (n=92). The effect of the training was investigated in students who indicated the presence of headaches in a pre-training diary. No significant differences were found between both training groups regarding headache frequency, duration and intensity and the psychological variables. On the basis of these and previous findings, it is recommended to present PRT to fairly small groups of self-selected subjects instead of complete classes.