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Cognitive-behavioural treatment of essential hypertension in an urban Xhosa woman : a case study

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dc.contributor.author Losinsky R en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:13:33Z
dc.date.submitted 1991 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/25588
dc.description.abstract This study attempted to implement a specific cognitive-behavioural treatment "package" which was tailored to the emergent aetiology in an urban Xhosa woman suffering from mild hypertension who was on anti-hypertensive medication and to evaluate the treatment using a single case-study methodology. A combination of relaxation training and cognitive behavioural modification was provided over a fifteen week period and evaluated both quantitatively and qualitatively. It was found that a combination of over-weight, occupational stress and anger could have contributed and/or caused the patient's hypertension. The results also show a significant reduction in blood pressure during the treatment phase as well as a reduction in weight, experienced anxiety and angry emotion, and by the end of the study the patient's blood pressure had been reduced to normal levels. Finally the feasibility of using such a treatment approach is discussed in relation to the South African context and the case-study method is evaluated as a research tool in light of the findings. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.subject 010 Health sciences en
dc.title Cognitive-behavioural treatment of essential hypertension in an urban Xhosa woman : a case study en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MSc en


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