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English article: Therapeutic Riding with Persons Suffering from Primary Fibromyalgia
The goals of treatment for fibromyalgia (FM) are similar to the goals known of therapeutic riding. Methods: Six FM patients (5f, 1m, 45.8 years) participated in 20 therapeutic riding sessions (maximum duration: 30 minutes) during 10 weeks. Before, during and after the intervention the following diagnostic instruments were used: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ-G), Short Form-36 (SF-36), state of health questionnaire (Basler Befindlichkeitsskala, BBS), function of joint movement (Bewegungsfunktionstest, BFT) and quality and quantity of drug usage. Results: We found significant changes in pre- / post comparison of: FIQ-G (p < 0.05), SF-36 (p < 0.05), BBS (p < 0.05) und BFT (p < 0.05).