The objectives of this study are to identify:
- whether there are statistically significant changes of fear-avoidance beliefs and body awareness scores after the short-term Mindfulness-based dance movement therapy (MBDMT intervention group in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
-whether there are clinically significant changes or the of fear-avoidance beliefs and body awareness after the short-term ABDKT in the intervention group.
- if there is a correlation between the scores of body awareness and fear-avoidance beliefs. 33 participants (n=33) with chronic musculoskeletal pain were randomized into a MBDMT group (n=16) and a waiting list control group (n=17), aged 25-59. The MBDMT group was offered 10 sessions twice a week, for a 5-week period. Data were collected before and after the intervention. Fear-Avoidance beliefs and body awareness were measured by Modified Fear-Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (mFABQ) and Multidimensional Assessment of Interoception Awareness Version 2 (MAIA-2) at baseline, before the group allocation, and after the intervention. The research results identified statistically significant changes in body awareness scores in favor of the MBDMT group and no statistically significant changes in fear-avoidance beliefs between the groups, as well as no statistically significant changes between the pre-and post-intervention data of the MBDMT and control group. Clinically significant changes at least in one mFABQ or MAIA-2 subscales were observed in 50% of the MBDMT group. A very weak negative correlation between body awareness total scores and the physical activities and work subscale of the mFABQ scores was observed in MBDMT group. The results suggest that MBDMT as a short-time intervention can increase body awareness in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, but additional research is needed to explore its efficacy on fear-avoidance reduction in this patient group.
- 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)