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Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia

Mannerkorpi, K; Ahlmen, M and Ekdahl, Charlotte LU (2002) In Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 31(5). p.306-310
Abstract
Objective. To follow patients with fibromyalgia six and 24 months after they finished a six-month treatment programme. The programme comprised pool exercise therapy, adjusted to the patients' limitations, and education based on their health problems. Methods. Twenty-six patients were examined six and 24 months after the completion of the treatment programme with the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), SF-36, the 6-minute walk test, and the Grippit measure. The values obtained at the follow-up examinations were compared with the baseline and post-treatment values. Results. As compared with baseline, symptom severity (FIQ, SF-36), physical function (FIQ, SF-36, 6-minute walk test) and quality of life (SF-36) still showed improvements... (More)
Objective. To follow patients with fibromyalgia six and 24 months after they finished a six-month treatment programme. The programme comprised pool exercise therapy, adjusted to the patients' limitations, and education based on their health problems. Methods. Twenty-six patients were examined six and 24 months after the completion of the treatment programme with the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), SF-36, the 6-minute walk test, and the Grippit measure. The values obtained at the follow-up examinations were compared with the baseline and post-treatment values. Results. As compared with baseline, symptom severity (FIQ, SF-36), physical function (FIQ, SF-36, 6-minute walk test) and quality of life (SF-36) still showed improvements six months after the completion of treatment (p < 0.05). Pain (FIQ, SF-36), fatigue (FIQ, SF-36), walking ability, and social function (SF-36) still showed improvements 2 years after the completion of the programme as compared with the baseline values (p < 0.05). No significant changes were found for these variables, when the values obtained at the two follow-up examinations were compared with those of the post-treatment examination. Conclusions. Improvements in symptom severity, physical function and social function were still found six and 24 months after the completed treatment programme. (Less)
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education, aerobic, hydrotherapy, pool exercise, fibromyalgia, physical therapy, body awareness
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Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
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31
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5
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306 - 310
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Taylor & Francis
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1502-7732
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  abstract     = {Objective. To follow patients with fibromyalgia six and 24 months after they finished a six-month treatment programme. The programme comprised pool exercise therapy, adjusted to the patients' limitations, and education based on their health problems. Methods. Twenty-six patients were examined six and 24 months after the completion of the treatment programme with the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), SF-36, the 6-minute walk test, and the Grippit measure. The values obtained at the follow-up examinations were compared with the baseline and post-treatment values. Results. As compared with baseline, symptom severity (FIQ, SF-36), physical function (FIQ, SF-36, 6-minute walk test) and quality of life (SF-36) still showed improvements six months after the completion of treatment (p &lt; 0.05). Pain (FIQ, SF-36), fatigue (FIQ, SF-36), walking ability, and social function (SF-36) still showed improvements 2 years after the completion of the programme as compared with the baseline values (p &lt; 0.05). No significant changes were found for these variables, when the values obtained at the two follow-up examinations were compared with those of the post-treatment examination. Conclusions. Improvements in symptom severity, physical function and social function were still found six and 24 months after the completed treatment programme.},
  author       = {Mannerkorpi, K and Ahlmen, M and Ekdahl, Charlotte},
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  keyword      = {education,aerobic,hydrotherapy,pool exercise,fibromyalgia,physical therapy,body awareness},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {306--310},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology},
  title        = {Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2002},
}