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PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of a 7-week Qigong intervention on subjects with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). METHODS The study was a controlled randomized study with repeated measures. Fifty-seven FMS female subjects were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 29) or a waiting-list control group (n = 28). After completion of the experimental(More)
In a three-group comparison, a tinnitus help-seeking group (TH) was compared on a number of different psychological measures with a tinnitus non-help-seeking group (TNH) and matched control subjects. The authors address the difference in reports of somatic complaints between the tinnitus help seekers and the other groups. The TH group showed increased(More)
Gender symptom differences were studied in 948 subjects with Parkinson's disease (PD) using a questionnaire covering the most common symptoms associated with PD at debut (SP-1) and at present (SP-2). The symptoms most frequently reported by both genders were: tremor, fumblingness, writing problems, rigidity and fatigue. At SP-1 females reported neck-pain(More)
Twenty-four elderly hearing impaired Ss participated in an experimental treatment study and received either behavioural group treatment or served as untreated controls. The treatment package included applied relaxation, video self-modelling, exposure, information and various coping skills. Assessments (pre-post) were conducted using a structured(More)
Sixty-eight elderly hearing impaired subjects were interviewed and completed self-report measures on hearing disability, dispositional optimism, dysphoria, and general health. The measures used were the Hearing Coping Assessment (HCA), the Hearing Questions (HQ), the Life Orientation Test (LOT), The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and a subscale from the(More)
Twenty elderly hearing impaired patients participated in a two-year follow-up study on the effects of behavioural treatment aimed at increasing coping with hearing impairment. Subjects who had received treatment were compared with untreated controls using the Hearing Coping Assessment (HCA) and the Communication Strategies Subscale of the Communication(More)
Effects of behavioral counselling of subjects with an acquired hearing loss were evaluated in an experimental design. The study included a group of 20 hearing-impaired subjects who were assessed and randomly allocated to a treatment or control group. Behavioural counselling, individualized according to the results of functional analysis, was then given to(More)
Forty hearing-impaired subjects were exposed to three stressful communication situations in a laboratory setting. The communication patterns used and the extent to which the subjects succeeded in coping with the situations were studied. Measures, such as the life orientation test measuring dispositional style, a hearing questionnaire measuring the ability(More)
OBJECTIVE To use deuterium-substituted [11C](L)-deprenyl PET to depict astrocytosis in vivo in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). BACKGROUND In human brain, the enzyme MAO-B is primarily located in astrocytes. L-deprenyl binds to MAO-B and autoradiography with 3H-L-deprenyl has been used to map astrocytosis in vitro. Motor neuron loss in(More)
From a waiting list consisting of hearing-impaired patients waiting for hearing aids to be fitted, 39 subjects who at interview also stated that they had tinnitus took part in an experimental group study with the aim of investigating the effect of a hearing aid on tinnitus. No subject had any previous experience of hearing aids. The subjects were randomly(More)