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FRI0636-HPR Effects of Clinical Pilates Exercises Combined with Dancetherapy on Mood in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases
  1. P. Kisacik1,1,
  2. G. Arin1,
  3. S. Oksuz2,
  4. U. Berberoglu1,
  5. G. Arın1,
  6. A. Akdogan3,
  7. A. Akdogan4,
  8. O. Dogan5,
  9. O. Dogan5,
  10. E. Karabulut6,
  11. E. Karabulut7,
  12. E. Unal1,
  13. E. Unal1
  1. 1Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey
  2. 2Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Eastern Meditterrenean University Faculty of Health Science, Famagusta, Cyprus
  3. 3Rheumatology-Internal Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  4. 4Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  5. 5Child Development, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science
  6. 6Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
  7. 7Biostatistics, Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey


Background Clinical pilates exercises are described as mind-body exercise models which are also recommended on treatment of rheumatic diseases (1, 2). Since dancetherapy has positive effects on mood, it has been preferred in the rehabilitation of the chronic diseases in recent years (3,4). However, clinical pilates exercises combined with dancetherapy in rheumatic patients is not found in the literature.

Objectives To investigate the effects of clinical pilates exercise combined with dancetherapy on mood in rheumatic patients.

Methods 20 rheumatic patients aged 42.00±12.00 years were participated in this study. Mood status of the patients were assessed by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). Patients performed supervised clinical pilates exercises in a period of one hour, 3 times a week for 10 weeks. Dancetherapy was added to only 12 of patients' program once a week, one hour, for 10 weeks.

Results All scores improved in all patients' for the post-exercise assessments relevant to the pre-exercise assessments. However, statistically significant improvement were observed only in MSPSS scores for the patients participated to the dancetherapy sessions (p<0.05) (Table.1).

Table 1.

Comparison of the all scores

Conclusions Clinical pilates exercises may provide improvement in mood characteristics in rheumatic patients. We concluded that these exercises enhance patients social support perceptions when combined with dancetherapy.

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Disclosure of Interest None declared

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