Monday, December 7, 2009

Effect of juggling therapy on anxiety disorders in female patients

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876467/ - the whole article is here!

Effect of juggling therapy on anxiety disorders in female patients - Abstract

Aims
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of juggling therapy for anxiety disorder patients.

Design and Method
Subjects were 17 female outpatients who met the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for anxiety disorders. Subjects were treated with standard psychotherapy, medication and counseling for 6 months. For the last 3 months of treatment, subjects were randomized into either a non-juggling group (n = 9) or a juggling therapy group (juggling group: n = 8). The juggling group gradually acquired juggling skills by practicing juggling beanbags (otedama in Japan) with both hands. The therapeutic effect was evaluated using scores of psychological testing (STAI: State and Trate Anxiety Inventry, POMS: Profile of Mood Status) and of ADL (FAI: Franchay Activity Index) collected before treatment, 3 months after treatment (before juggling therapy), and at the end of both treatments.

Results
After 6 months, an analysis of variance revealed that scores on the state anxiety, trait anxiety subscales of STAI and tension-anxiety (T-A) score of POMS were significantly lower in the juggling group than in the non-juggling group (p <>

Conclusion
These findings suggest that juggling therapy may be effective for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

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