Sloman, R. (2002). Relaxation and imagery for anxiety and depression control in community patients with advanced cancer. Cancer Nursing, 25, 432–435.doi: 10.1097/00002820-200212000-00005
The intervention involved progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) and guided imagery (GI). Patients were visited by a community RN who was trained in the use of relaxation and imaging technique. Tape recorders with cassettes were used to teach PMR and GI, with instructions provided by a clinical psychologist guiding the techniques.
Patients were randomized to one of four treatment groups:
A randomized controlled trial design was used.
The study had a small sample size.