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.
Manuscripts that are Published Ahead of Print have been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by the Editorial Board of the West Indian Medical Journal. They may appear in their original format and may not be copy edited or formatted in the style guide of this Journal. While accepted manuscripts are not yet assigned a volume, issue or page numbers, they can be cited using the DOI and date of e-publication. See our Instructions for Authors on how to properly cite manuscripts at this stage. The contents of the manuscript may change before it is published in its final form. Manuscripts in this section will be removed once they have been issued to a volume and issue, but will still retain the DOI and date of e-publication.