Self-monitoring and relaxation training in the treatment of medically ordered exercises in a 12-year-old female

Annette M.La Greca, Donald R. Ottinger

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Abstract

A 12-yr-old girl with a 3-year history of avoiding physically therapeutic exercises was treated with a combination of self-monitoring and relaxation procedures. The child had congenital cerebral palsy and was required to complete a daily set of exercises to stretch her hip muscles. These exercises were often painful. With treatment, the frequency of the child's exercising routine was increased from an average of 0-1 times per week to 5-7 days per week. These gains were maintained at 3- and 6-month follow-ups. Additional positive treatment effects were noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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