Exercise, fibromyalgia, and fibrofog: A pilot study

Jennifer L. Etnier, William B. Karper, Jennifer I. Gapin, Lisa A. Barella, Kai Chang Yu, Karen J. Murphy

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36 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Background: This pilot study was designed to test the efficacy of a physical activity program for improving psychological variables and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) symptoms and to provide preliminary evidence regarding the effects on perceived cognitive symptoms and objectively measured cognitive performance by FMS patients. Methods: Sixteen women diagnosed with FMS were randomly assigned to an 18-week physical activity program or to a control condition. Psychological measures, FMS symptoms, perceived cognitive function, objective measures of cognition, and walking capacity were assessed at baseline and post-test. Results: At posttest, there were significant differences in fatigue (effect size, ES = 1.86), depression (ES = 1.27), FMS symptoms (ES = 1.56), self-reported cognitive symptoms (ES = 1.19), and delayed recall performance (ES = 1.16) between the physically active group and the control group, indicating that the FMS patients benefited from physical activity. Beneficial effects were also observed for 6 of the 7 objective measures of cognition and ranged from small to large (ESs = 0.26 to 1.06). Conclusions: Given that all FMS patients do not respond well to conventional treatments, these beneficial effects of physical activity are important. Future studies with larger samples are warranted to test the reliability of the findings for the objective measures of cognition.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)239-246
頁數8
期刊Journal of Physical Activity and Health
6
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2009 3月
對外發佈

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 骨科和運動醫學

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