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The Effect of Body Awareness Therapy on Pain, Fatigue, and Health-related Quality of Life in Female Patients with Tension Type Headache and Migraine

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.304

ABSTRACT

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of body awareness therapy on pain, fatigue, and quality of life in women with tension type headache and migraine.

Methods: Socio-demographic features of patients who are included in the study were recorded. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was used for pain and Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS) was used for fatigue, Nottingham Health Profile (NHP) was used for life quality related with health. Following the first evaluation, body awareness therapy (BAT) was applied for patients for 6 weeks per 60 minutes in 3 sessions.

Results: Among patients with TTH, there was statistical difference between VAS, FSS and total NHP score before and after BAT (p<0.05). Among patients with migraine, there was statistical difference between total NHP score before and after BAT (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Body awareness therapy is an effective method that can be used in order to increase life quality related with health among women patients with TTH and migraine. 

Accepted: 
04 Jan, 2016
e-Published: 19 Feb, 2016

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