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Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2017 Feb;26:68-72. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.12.001. Epub 2016 Dec 8.

The effect of the clinical pilates exercises on kinesiophobia and other symptoms related to osteoporosis: Randomised controlled trial.

Author information

1
Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Cyprus. Electronic address: Sevim.Oksuz@emu.edu.tr.
2
Hacettepe University, Institute of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Unit of Rheumatologic Rehabilitation, Turkey. Electronic address: Eyakut@hacettepe.edu.tr.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To investigate the effects of clinical pilates exercise on kinesiophobia, pain, functional status and quality of life of the osteoporosis patients.

METHODS:

This study involved 40 females with osteoporosis. The subjects were randomly separated into two groups. Group 1 received specific Clinical Pilates exercises provided by a qualified Physiotherapies ×3 per week for a period of 6 weeks. Group 2 acted as a control group, receiving no intervention and continuing their usual daily activities of life over the same period. All patients' kinesiophobia, pain and quality of life level and functional status were re-assessed at the end of 6 weeks.

RESULTS:

According to the measurements exercise group patients' kinesiophobia, pain decreased, functional status and quality of life statistically improved (p < 0,05).

CONCLUSION:

As clinical pilates training positively effects kinesiophobia, pain, functional status and quality of life, it can be recommended to osteoporosis patients, as a safe exercise model.

KEYWORDS:

Clinic pilates; Exercise; Functional status; Kinesiophobia; Osteoporosis

PMID:
28107853
DOI:
10.1016/j.ctcp.2016.12.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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