Prospektive kontrollierte Untersuchung über den Einfluss einer Exkursion zum Kurort auf die Meinung von Medizinstudenten zu den Erfolgsaussichten ambulanter Kurmassnahmen
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Journal/Book: Forschende Komplementärmedizin u. Klassische Naturheilkunde Research in Complementary a.Classical Natural Medicine. 2001; 8/5: 295-298.
Abstract: Objective: To assess the influence of an excursion to a health resort an students' opinion an the chances for outpatient rehabilitation at a health resort for cardiac and rheumatic diseases. Methods: A group of 17 medical students went an a 1-day excursion to Bad Orb (near Frankfurt/M.) where mainly patients with heart diseases are treated. Another group of 44 students went an a 5-day excursion to Bad Gastein (Austria) where mainly patients with rheumatic diseases are treated. Before and after the excursion students completed a questionnaire asking their opinion an the chances for outpatient rehabilitation at a health resort for acute and chronic cardiac and rheumatic diseases. Results: Students judged the chances for beneficial effects of outpatient rehabilitation at a health resort for chronic rheumatic diseases to be significantly better after the excursion to Bad Gastein than before, whereas there was no difference after the excursion to Bad Orb. Conclusion: Students' opinion of chances for outpatient rehabilitation at a health resort can be influenced by an excursion to a spa, but a single 1-day excursion may not be sufficient.