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Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia.
Scand J Rheumatol 2002; 31(5):306-10SJ

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 <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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physical Therapy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden. Kaisa.Mannerkorpi@vgregion.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12455823

Citation

Mannerkorpi, Kaisa, et al. "Six- and 24-month Follow-up of Pool Exercise Therapy and Education for Patients With Fibromyalgia." Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 31, no. 5, 2002, pp. 306-10.
Mannerkorpi K, Ahlmén M, Ekdahl C. Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia. Scand J Rheumatol. 2002;31(5):306-10.
Mannerkorpi, K., Ahlmén, M., & Ekdahl, C. (2002). Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, 31(5), pp. 306-10.
Mannerkorpi K, Ahlmén M, Ekdahl C. Six- and 24-month Follow-up of Pool Exercise Therapy and Education for Patients With Fibromyalgia. Scand J Rheumatol. 2002;31(5):306-10. PubMed PMID: 12455823.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia. AU - Mannerkorpi,Kaisa, AU - Ahlmén,Monica, AU - Ekdahl,Charlotte, PY - 2002/11/29/pubmed PY - 2002/12/13/medline PY - 2002/11/29/entrez SP - 306 EP - 10 JF - Scandinavian journal of rheumatology JO - Scand. J. Rheumatol. VL - 31 IS - 5 N2 - 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. SN - 0300-9742 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12455823/Six__and_24_month_follow_up_of_pool_exercise_therapy_and_education_for_patients_with_fibromyalgia_ L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/030097402760375223 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -