Basic Body Awareness Therapy – changes in physical and mental health of traumatised refugees – a pilot study

​1. Title: 

Basic Body Awareness Therapy – changes in physical and mental health of traumatised refugees – a pilot study 

2. Project period: 

01-02-2012 – 01-11-2012 

3. Investigator: 

Kajsa Stade Aarønæs, MD 

4. Supervisors 

  • Signe Skammeritz, MD (CTP) 
  • Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD (CTP) 5. Aims 
  • To explore the compliance, acceptability and treatment satisfaction using group BBAT in traumatised refugees 
  • To examine whether the BBAT treatment of traumatised refugees alter patients’ somatic symptoms, pain and quality of motion. 
  • To examine whether the BBAT treatment of traumatised refugees alter patients’ symptoms of PTSD and depression, anxiety, quality of life and functional level. 

6. Number of patients: 

7. Dissemination of results 

“After all the traumas my body has been through, I feel good that it is still working.” – Basic BodyAwareness Therapy for traumatised refugees

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