Progressive muscle relaxation to decrease anxiety in clinical simulations
Teaching and Learning in Nursing Volume 10, Number 2, ISSN 1557-3087 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Nursing students experience anxiety during simulations which could negatively affect learning. This pilot study examined progressive muscle relaxation to decrease anxiety. The experimental group participated in progressive muscle relaxation while the control group sat quietly. Although there were no significant differences in post-test scores, there was a significant decrease in anxiety from the experimental group pre-test to their post-test (
Carver, M.L. & O’Malley, M. (2015). Progressive muscle relaxation to decrease anxiety in clinical simulations. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 10(2), 57-62. Elsevier Ltd.