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Análise Psicológica

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SANTOS-ROIG, Macarena de los; CARRETERO-DIOS, Hugo  and  BUELA-CASAL, Gualberto. Intervención psicológica en un caso de asma alérgica . Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2002, vol.20, n.1, pp.131-147. ISSN 0870-8231.

Asthma is a chronic problem wich affect between 1%-30% of the children. The research have demonstrated that psychological programs are effective to reduce and control asthma attacks, and to learn a well management of medication. This paper presents a psychological intervention in an asthmatic ten-year-old child. The sessions and components of the psychological program appear in detail, and they are based in education about asthma (for parents and child), emotional control (relaxation and breathing techniques), and acquisition of behaviors needed to control and prevent asthma attacks. The results indicate a decline of frecuency and intensity of asthma attacks, an increase of peek flow meter values after application of relaxation and breathing techniques, and acquisition of knowledge about the illness. Finally, it is presented a discussion about the data and about the efficiency of psychological intervention programs in health problems

Keywords : Psychological intervention; alergic asthma; psychological education; emotional control.

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