Self-efficacy and embodiment associated with Alexander Technique lessons or with acupuncture sessions.

By Karen Nankervis (Admin) | Research

May 08

A longitudinal qualitative sub-study within the ATLAS trial

A large randomised controlled trial found that the provision of either Alexander Technique lessons or acupuncture, for those with chronic neck pain, resulted in significantly increased self-efficacy when compared with usual care alone. In turn, enhanced self-efficacy was associated with significant reductions in neck pain at 6 and 12 months. In this analysis we explore the perspectives of participants within the trial, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of how these interventions had an impact.


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