Gruppen und Schmerzbewältigung bei der generalisierten Tendomyopathie (GTM)

  • J.-Y. Probst
  • A. Monsch
Conference paper


Between 1987 and 1989, 26 patients (23 female, 3 male; age range 30–68 years, mean = 49.7 years; divided into four groups) suffering from a “non- treatable” generalized tendomyopathy underwent a therapy for pain groups as described by P. Keel.

In 15 sessions (2 hours every week) the patients were taught to use relaxation techniques, and were encouraged to make specific physiotherapeutic exercises at home.

In a pain questionnaire, 11 of the 26 patients (= 42%) estimated their pains to be reduced by this kind of therapy. In an overall estimation, the success of the therapy was judged to be more than satisfactory in 13 of the 26 patients (=50%).


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag, GmbH & Co. KG, Darmstadt 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J.-Y. Probst
    • 1
  • A. Monsch
    • 1
  1. 1.Rheumatologische UniversitätsklinikBaselSwitzerland

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