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The effect of combined therapy (spa and physical therapy) on pain in various chronic diseases

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dc.contributor.author Cımbız, Ali
dc.contributor.author Bayazıt, Vahdettin
dc.contributor.author Hallaceli, Hasan
dc.contributor.author Çavlak, Uğur
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-16T11:36:57Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-16T11:36:57Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.issn 09652299 (ISSN)
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.pau.edu.tr:8080/xmlui/handle/11499/4754
dc.description.abstract Objective: Spa therapy is commonly used in the treatment of daily chronic diseases practice, but its benefits are still the subjects of discussion. This study investigates possible effects of a combined spa and physical therapy program on pain and hemodynamic responses in various chronic diseases. Methods: The pain intensity and hemodynamic responses of 472 patients involved in a spa and physical therapy program were studied retrospectively. Assessment criteria were pain [Visual Analog Scale (VAS)] and hemodynamic responses (heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate). Assessments took place before, immediately after treatment, and after completion of the spa program (before discharge). Results: The patients with ankle arthrosis, fibromyalgia and cervical disc herniation reported the highest VAS score before treatment program (P < 0.05). After the therapy program, VAS scores were seen to decrease compared to before treatment (P < 0.05). The patients with osteoarthritis of the hip (1.3 ± 1.2) and soft tissue rheumatism (1.3 ± 1.2) had the lowest VAS score before discharge compared to patients with other pathologies (P < 0.05). No statistically significant differences were detected between both sexes in terms of pain improvement (P > 0.05). On discharge, all hemodynamic responses decreased significantly compared to before and immediately after initiation of the therapy program (P < 0.01). Conclusion: To decrease pain and high blood pressure without hemodynamic risk, a combined of spa and physical therapy program may help to decrease pain and improve hemodynamic response in patients with irreversible pathologies. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language.iso English
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1016/j.ctim.2005.08.004
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subject Chronic diseases
dc.subject Pain
dc.subject Physical therapy
dc.subject Spa therapy
dc.subject analgesic agent
dc.subject nonsteroid antiinflammatory agent
dc.subject adjuvant therapy
dc.subject adult
dc.subject aged
dc.subject article
dc.subject blood pressure
dc.subject breathing rate
dc.subject chronic pain
dc.subject controlled study
dc.subject female
dc.subject fibromyalgia
dc.subject heart rate
dc.subject hemodynamics
dc.subject hip osteoarthritis
dc.subject hospital discharge
dc.subject human
dc.subject intervertebral disk hernia
dc.subject major clinical study
dc.subject male
dc.subject nonarticular rheumatism
dc.subject physiotherapy
dc.subject retrospective study
dc.subject sex difference
dc.subject spa treatment
dc.subject statistical significance
dc.subject visual analog scale
dc.subject Arthritis
dc.subject Balneology
dc.subject Blood Pressure
dc.subject Chronic Disease
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Heart Rate
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Intervertebral Disk Displacement
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Nervous System Diseases
dc.subject Pain Measurement
dc.subject Physical Therapy Modalities
dc.subject Retrospective Studies
dc.subject Rheumatic Diseases
dc.title The effect of combined therapy (spa and physical therapy) on pain in various chronic diseases
dc.type Article
dc.relation.journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine
dc.identifier.volume 13
dc.identifier.issue 4
dc.identifier.startpage 244
dc.identifier.endpage 250
dc.relation.publicationCategory Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi
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