Stretching and Strengthening Exercise in Fibromyalgia Patients

U

University of Sao Paulo General Hospital

Status

Completed

Conditions

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Treatments

Other: Strengthening Exercises
Other: Stretching exercises

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT01029041
Cappesq 0337/07

Details and patient eligibility

About

Fibromyalgia is a rheumatologic syndrome characterized by widespread chronic pain, tender points and other symptoms as fatigue, sleep disturbances, anxiety and depression. Therapeutic exercises are described as an important form to management of symptoms. This study aims to assess strengthening and stretching exercise efficacy in symptoms and quality of life of Fibromyalgia patients. The study is done at General Clinical Hospital of Medicine Scholl of University of Sao Paulo. 63 subjects undergo the study and they are divided into three groups: 1 strengthening exercise, 2 stretching exercise and 3 control group. Patients are evaluated by following instruments: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, Medical Outcomes Study 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Stanford Health Assessment Questionnaire, dolorimetry at tender points by a Fischer dolorimeter, finger-to-tip floor test for muscular flexibility, dynamometer EMG System do Brasil for strength test of extension and flexion of knees and elbows, time to get up and go test, functional reach test, sit-to-stand test. Subjects of 1 strengthening exercise group undergo a global strengthening program and 2 stretching exercise group undergo a global stretching program. All programs have 12 weeks of duration and physical therapy is twice a week. The control group does not do any intervention during 12 weeks and after the second evaluation they enter the common program of physical therapy. Data are being analyzed by descriptive and interferential statistics procedures.

Full description

In this study, were included subjects with fibromyalgia diagnosis aged between 30 and 55 years old. We aimed to assess the effect of a physical therapy program on impact of fibromyalgia syndrome and quality of life.

Enrollment

63 patients

Sex

Female

Ages

30 to 55 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Fibromyalgia diagnosis according to American Rheumatology Criteria
  • Aged between 30 and 55 years old

Exclusion criteria

  • Severe rheumatologic syndromes
  • neurologic syndromes

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

None (Open label)

63 participants in 3 patient groups

Strengthening exercise
Experimental group
Description:
This group does global strengthening exercise
Treatment:
Other: Strengthening Exercises
Stretching exercise
Experimental group
Description:
This group does global stretching exercise
Treatment:
Other: Stretching exercises
Control
No Intervention group
Description:
This group does nor do any kind of exercise during the study

Trial contacts and locations

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