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The effectiveness of group physiotherapy compared with individual physiotherapy in anxiety and general health


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S. Hasnaki Pour, J Kazemi, S Valavi, Karim Pour Vazifeh Khorani, M Abbasi Asl

J Clin Anal Med 2017;8(Suppl 4):-
doi:10.4328/JCAM.5506

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of group physiotherapy and individual physiotherapy in reducing anxiety and increasing general health in patients with Spinal-Cord-Injury (SCI).

Materials and methods: This study is an experimental study conducted on 40 SCI patients. We assigned patients randomly to two groups: group physiotherapy (n=20) and individual physiotherapy (n=20), then conducted group physiotherapy for one group and individual physiotherapy for the other. Pre- and post-physiotherapy tests were conducted for both groups. We used Zung Self-Rating Anxiety Scale (SAS) and General Health Questionnaire as a measurement tool, and to extract the results, we used multivariate analysis of variance.

Findings: Comparison of the means of the two groups at the end of the study showed that group physiotherapy is significantly better in reducing anxiety in SCI patients (P<0.01). However, individual physiotherapy has increased anxiety in these patients. In contrast, individual physiotherapy has been more effective than group physiotherapy in increasing general health of SCI patients.

Conclusion: Group physiotherapy, compared with individual physiotherapy, reduces the anxiety of patients but individual physiotherapy is more effective in increasing general health compared with group physiotherapy.



Keywords : anxiety, general health, group physiotherapy, individual physiotherapy, spinal cord injury,

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S. Hasnaki Pour, J Kazemi, S Valavi, Karim Pour Vazifeh Khorani, M Abbasi Asl, The effectiveness of group physiotherapy compared with individual physiotherapy in anxiety and general health, J Clin Anal Med 2017;8.(Suppl 4):-