Gert A. Klabbers, Ad J. J. M. Vingerhoets, ‘Satisfaction and specific and non-specific therapy factors: haptotherapy from a patient perspective’, https://ijhh.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/17-11-2021-finale-lay-out-Satisfaction-and-specific-and-non-specific-therapy-factors.pdf, International Journal of Haptonomy and Haptotherapy (17-11-2021)
Patients are very satisfied with haptotherapy, and they attribute great value to the therapeutic touch, the insightful conversations, and the personality of the haptotherapist. It seems to be that the therapeutic touch, the insight- providing conversations, and the skills exercises constitute a coherent whole within haptotherapy from a patient perspective. Further research could determine if and how we can improve the treatment of patients with depressive symptoms. The educational background of the haptotherapist does not appear to influence satisfaction, and satisfaction hardly differed between patients with different indications.