Effects of mind-body therapy on quality of life and neuroendocrine and cellular immune functions in patients with ulcerative colitis.

@article{Elsenbruch2005EffectsOM,
  title={Effects of mind-body therapy on quality of life and neuroendocrine and cellular immune functions in patients with ulcerative colitis.},
  author={Sigrid Elsenbruch and Jost Langhorst and K Popkirowa and Twyla Mueller and Rainer Luedtke and Ulla Franken and Anna Paul and Guenther Spahn and Andreas Michalsen and Onno Eilard Janssen and Manfred Schedlowski and Gustav J. Dobos},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2005},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={
          277-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of mind-body therapy on neuroendocrine and cellular immune measures, health-related quality of life and disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) in remission. METHODS Thirty UC patients in remission or with low disease activity were randomly assigned to an intervention group (n = 15) or a usual-care waiting control group (n = 15). Intervention consisted of a structured 60-hour training program over 10 weeks which… CONTINUE READING

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