DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2016.11.005
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Dörte Watzek, Eugen Mischler, Dorji Sonam, Barbara Gubler-Blum, Claudia Abbatiello, Lorenz Radlinger, Martin L. Verra

Abstract: The effects of exercise therapy in patients with psychosomatic disorders are modest. Therapeutic Nordic walking (tNW) might be a clinically meaningful and cost-effective additional treatment modality. This study aimed to investigate the effects of a tNW program on improving coping ability, compared to the usual care in highly disabled patients with diverse psychosomatic disorders in a hospital setting, and the willingness-to-pay for this treatment modality. Primary outcomes were self-efficacy, readiness to c…

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