PMID: 108590May 4, 1979

Benefits of spa treatment for gynecological tumor patients: (author's transl)

MMW, Münchener medizinische Wochenschrift
J M Wenderlein

Abstract

Problems of psychosocial rehabilitation were studied in 308 women following treatment for genital and mammary carcinomata. One third felt more susceptible to disease. A quarter with earlier spa treatment showed greater susceptibility to disease twice as often as those without spa treatment. Women with higher education admitted to spa treatment twice as often as those with less education. Women who had had spa treatment admitted to a feeling of impaired self-evaluation twice as often as those without spa treatment. The patients assessed the benefits of spa treatment without reference to age, level of education and personality test. Women with sexual medical problems expected particularly great benefits from spa treatments.

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