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Original title: Evaluation der Wirksamkeit von ambulanten Körperpsychotherapien - EWAK
Eine Multizenterstudie in Deutschland und der Schweiz (2006)

Authors: Margit Koemeda-Lutz, Martin Kaschke, Dirk Revenstorf, Thomas Scherrmann, Halko Weiss, Ulrich Soeder

In: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie PPmP 56: 480-487
Online-Version (14 Seiten):

Preliminary Results Concerning the Effectiveness of Body Psychotherapies in Outpatient Settings – A Multi-Center Study in Germany and Switzerland


Preliminary results of an outcome study on routine applications of body psychotheapy in outpatient settings are reported.  Out of 38 member institutions of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP) 8 are participating in this study.  At 3 points of measurement (at the beginning, after 6 months, and at the end of therapy) established questionaires (e.g.Beck Anxiety INventory, Beck Depression Inventory, Symptom Check List-90-R, Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-D) were answered by patients.  Patients in body-psychotherapeutic treatment (n=157) are compared to other outpatient psychotherapeutic patients with regard to socio-demographic data, level of impairment and psychopathology.

After 6 months of therapy patients (N=78) have significantly improved with small to moderate intraclass effect sizes.  AFter two years of treatment, large effect sizes are attained in all scales (N=21), the data base presently available for this latter result still being small.


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