Thalassemia Major is a chronic blood disease that is quite common around the world, especially in Asia and Iran. It can make people anxious and reduce their quality of life. But, a clinical trial has shown that the Benson relaxation technique can be a helpful way to reduce anxiety and improve the quality of life of people with thalassemia major.
The study involved 140 patients with thalassemia major who were separated into two groups - an intervention group and a control group. The intervention group included 70 patients who were taught the Benson relaxation technique, while the control group received their normal treatment.
Before the Benson relaxation technique sessions, all patients had to fill out a form with their basic information, a questionnaire to determine their level of anxiety, and a quality of life checklist. The intervention group underwent three one-hour sessions of the Benson relaxation technique, where they learned how to breathe deeply, relax their muscles, and visualize calming things. They practiced this technique twice a day for 12 weeks. The control group did not receive any additional treatment.
One and three months after starting the Benson relaxation technique, the patients completed the same questionnaires again. The results showed no significant difference in the level of anxiety and quality of life between the two groups before the intervention, but the intervention group experienced a statistically significant difference in the level of anxiety and quality of life after the Benson relaxation technique.
The results of the study confirmed that the Benson relaxation technique can help people with thalassemia major reduce anxiety and improve their quality of life. The technique teaches patients how to breathe deeply, relax their muscles, and visualize calming things. It helps them feel more relaxed and calm, which can improve their overall well-being.
Anxiety is a common problem among people with thalassemia major, and it can significantly affect their quality of life. By using the Benson relaxation technique, they can manage their anxiety and improve their overall well-being.
The Benson relaxation technique has been shown to be effective in managing anxiety and stress in other conditions as well, such as cancer, chronic pain, and insomnia. It is a simple and non-invasive technique that can be easily learned and practiced by patients at home.
The Benson relaxation technique can be an effective way to improve the quality of life of people with thalassemia major. The technique teaches patients how to breathe deeply, relax their muscles, and visualize calming things. It is a safe and easy technique to learn and can be practiced at home. Patients with thalassemia major and their caregivers should consider incorporating the Benson relaxation technique into their daily routine to manage anxiety and improve their quality of life.
If you or someone you know has thalassemia major or any other condition that causes anxiety or stress, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider about the best ways to manage your symptoms. the Benson relaxation technique may be a helpful addition to your treatment plan.