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RODRIGUES, Olga Maria Piazentin Rolim; VIANA, Nathalia Perfumo Munhoz; PALAMIN, Maria Estela Guadagnucci  and  CALAIS, Sandra Leal. Stress and tinnitus: relaxation as a possibility of intervention. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2014, vol.16, n.1, pp. 43-56. ISSN 1516-3687.

The aim of this study was verify the stress on people with tinnitus and the effect of progressive relaxation to modify the perception of tinnitus and reduce the stress. The stress was tested in 50 patients and the intervention was done with 12 people in the sample. In this interview was used the history, symptom inventory stress and progressive relaxation. The results demonstrate that the tinnitus affects the patient’s life in physical and emotional aspects. The intervention with the progressive relaxation showed satisfactory answers such as modification in the perception of tinnitus and stress symptoms. The psychological intervention contributed with how the patients will deal with tinnitus, leading them to learning strategies and coping with the stress and the symptoms.

Keywords : stress; tinnitus; progressive relaxation; group intervention; clinical intervention.

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