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Effect of Exercise Programs on Symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Peri-Menopausal Age Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

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dc.contributor.author Cerrillo Urbina, Alberto José
dc.contributor.author García Hermoso, Antonio
dc.contributor.author Sánchez López, Mairena
dc.contributor.author Martínez Vizcaíno, Vicente
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-15T13:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-15T13:46:24Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. 2015 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1058-2452
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10578/8131
dc.description.abstract Objectives: The aim of this review and meta-analysis was to summarize evidence regarding the effect of physical exercise programs on fibromyalgia syndrome symptoms in peri-menopausal age women, and the characteristics of these programs. Findings: Nineteen randomized controlled trials [N¼1077 women] satisfied the inclusion criteria. Methodological quality of papers was assessed using the PEDro scores. Data on the study, subject, and exercise program characteristics as well as assessment of changes in depression, fatigue, global well-being [overall feeling of well-being and health-related quality of life], pain, sleep, and stiffness were extracted. The studies were grouped according to the intervention program: land interventions [aerobic, combined [aerobic endurance, strength, and flexibility], vibrations, and alternative programs], and aquatic interventions. Nineteen studies were selected for systematic review, but clinical heterogeneity limited the meta-analysis to two aerobic, three combined, two alternative, and five aquatic studies. Conclusions: In general, exercise programs have a positive effect on the symptoms of fibromyalgia in women in perimenopausal age. The meta-analysis indicates that programs based on combined exercise and aquatic exercises have, respectively, a moderate [d¼ 0.63; I2¼0%] and small effect [d¼ 0.41; I2¼30%] on functional global well-being [assessed using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire total score]. Short-term interventions [12 weeks], including two to three sessions lasting 30–60 min each per week seem to improve symptoms in peri-menopausal age women with fibromyalgia, although high-quality studies with larger sample sizes are necessary to confirm these results. es_ES
dc.format application/pdf es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess es_ES
dc.subject Menopausal es_ES
dc.subject Perimenopause es_ES
dc.subject Fibromyalgia es_ES
dc.subject Exercise es_ES
dc.subject Global Well-Being es_ES
dc.subject Randomized Controlled Trial es_ES
dc.subject Systematic Review es_ES
dc.subject Meta-Analysis es_ES
dc.title Effect of Exercise Programs on Symptoms of Fibromyalgia in Peri-Menopausal Age Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article es_ES
dc.identifier.DOI 10.3109/10582452.2015.1083640


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