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Study concerning the psychological profiles of patients who are responding to LLLT treatment
Author(s): A. Antipa; L. Trasa; Mihaela Oana Pascu; Ruxandra Pascu
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Paper Abstract

It is well known, in the low level laser therapy, that an important number of patients exhibit positive results at PLACEBO treatment. That is why we decided to analyze the psychological profile of 156 patients presented rheumatical diseases, divided into tow groups: laser group and PLACEBO group. We applied the Woodworth-Mathews test to all patients before the laser treatment. This is a test for identification of the abnormal tendencies in the normal human behavior. Finally, following the PLACEBO exposure, we noticed that the patients' emotional tendencies and psychological instability had a strong influence on the obtained good results. We conclude that the Woodworth- Mathews test is useful to anticipate the possible false/positive results in the real treatment. Nevertheless it may also be used from the psychological point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389468
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A. Antipa, Univ. Titu Maiorescu (Romania)
L. Trasa, Univ. Titu Maiorescu (Romania)
Mihaela Oana Pascu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila (Romania)
Ruxandra Pascu, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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