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Effects of rehabilitative exercise on quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Clinical trials review

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Leandro Mendoza Rivas ,
Leandro Mendoza Rivas

Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad De Enfermería y Fisioterapia. Salamanca, España

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Ismael Lázaro Armenta Alcocer ,
Ismael Lázaro Armenta Alcocer

Universidad de Salamanca, Facultad De Enfermería y Fisioterapia. Salamanca, España

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Abstract

Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disease characterized by widespread pain, fatigue and sleep disorders. Although there is no cure, multidisciplinary treatment, including lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications, can help control symptoms and improve quality of life.
Methods: A systematic review of clinical studies investigating the effectiveness of exercise in patients with fibromyalgia was conducted during the period from 2017 to 2021. A total of 29 relevant scientific articles that met the established inclusion criteria and filters were identified and evaluated.
Results: Studies have shown that various physical activity interventions can have a positive impact on symptoms and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients, although efficacy may vary by modality. Obesity may moderate the benefits of treatment, and it is suggested that staying active may be an effective strategy in the management of fibromyalgia.
Conclusions: The most effective interventions were low-intensity physical exercise programs, such as resistance and coordination training; muscle stretching exercises and resistance training; core strengthening exercises and stretching exercises; and Tai Chi.

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Mendoza Rivas L, Armenta Alcocer IL. Effects of rehabilitative exercise on quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia. Clinical trials review. Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation / Rehabilitacion Interdisciplinaria [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 4 [cited 2024 Jul. 15];2:23. Available from: https://ri.saludcyt.ar/index.php/ri/article/view/23

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