International Journal of Modern and Alternative Medicine Research
ISSN: 2053-1834
Vol. 6(1), pp. 1-11, January 2018



Comparison of the effects of physiotherapeutic approaches and body awareness therapy on disability, fatigue, anxiety, well-being and health-related quality of life in migraine patients

Tülay Tarsuslu Şimşek1, Eylem Tütün Yümin2 and Meral Sertel3*

1School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey.
2School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey.
3Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Science, Kırıkkale University, Kırıkkale, Turkey.

*To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: fzt_meralaksehir@hotmail.com.

Received 07 September, 2017; Received in revised form 07 November, 2017; Accepted 09 November, 2017.

Abstract


Keywords:
Migraine, Myofascial release, Exercise, Body awareness therapy.


The aim of this study was to compare the effects of combine physical therapy methods and body awareness therapy (BAT) on disability, fatigue, anxiety, well-being and health-related quality of life in female migraine patients. Nineteen female patients with migraine were included in the study. The patients were randomly divided into two groups: Ten patients for BAT and nine patients for combine physical therapy approaches. All the patients were evaluated through the migraine disability assessment, state-trait anxiety ınventory (STAI), life satisfaction index, body Cathexis scale, Nottingham health profile (NHP). The treatments were applied to 6 weeks (45-60 min/day, 3 days/week) for both of two groups. At the end of 6 weeks, there was a significant difference in terms of STAI-state versus sleep subscale of NHP between the groups (p<0.05). The results of the study showed that both treatment programs play important roles in the reduction of disabilities, improvements in emotional state and enhancements in the quality of life.

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