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

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.

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Department of Physical Therapy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden. Kaisa.Mannerkorpi@vgregion.se

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MeSH

Female
Fibromyalgia
Follow-Up Studies
Health Status Indicators
Humans
Hydrotherapy
Middle Aged
Patient Education as Topic
Surveys and Questionnaires
Swimming
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Work Capacity Evaluation

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.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/2854 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -