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The 6-minute walk test in female fibromyalgia patients: relationship with tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies.
Pain Manag Nurs 2013; 14(4):193-199PM

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) and tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies in women with fibromyalgia. One hundred eighteen women with fibromyalgia aged 51.9 ± 7.3 years participated in the study. The examination included the 6-MWT, tender points, and the following questionnaires: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Short-Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36), and Vanderbilt Pain Management Inventory. Fair correlations between the 6-MWT and the subscales of physical impairment (FIQ) and physical function (SF-36) were observed (ρ -0.365 and 0.347, respectively, both p < .001). The 6-MWT showed a weak relationship with tenderness (ρ 0.201 and -0.191 for algometer score and tender points count, respectively, both p < .05). The relationship between the 6-MWT and global score of FIQ, and FIQ subscales of pain and fatigue were weak (ρ -0.201, -0.211, and -0.226, respectively, all p < .05). The 6-MWT showed a weak relationship with bodily pain and vitality scales of SF-36 (ρ 0.256 and 0.258, respectively, both p = .005) and with passive and active coping strategies (ρ -0.255 and 0.223, both p < .05). This study in women with fibromyalgia shows significant relationships, ranging from weak to fair, between the 6-MWT and tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies. These findings indicate that functional capacity, as assessed by the distance walked in 6 minutes, might be important when planning the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of patients with fibromyalgia.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain; Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Education Sciences, University of Seville, Spain. Electronic address: anellba@ugr.es.Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain; Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition at NOVUM, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden.Department of Physiology, School of Pharmacy and Institute of Nutrition and Fodd Technology.Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Education Sciences, University of Seville, Spain; Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24315242

Citation

Carbonell-Baeza, Ana, et al. "The 6-minute Walk Test in Female Fibromyalgia Patients: Relationship With Tenderness, Symptomatology, Quality of Life, and Coping Strategies." Pain Management Nursing : Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, vol. 14, no. 4, 2013, pp. 193-199.
Carbonell-Baeza A, Ruiz JR, Aparicio VA, et al. The 6-minute walk test in female fibromyalgia patients: relationship with tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013;14(4):193-199.
Carbonell-Baeza, A., Ruiz, J. R., Aparicio, V. A., Ortega, F. B., & Delgado-Fernández, M. (2013). The 6-minute walk test in female fibromyalgia patients: relationship with tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies. Pain Management Nursing : Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, 14(4), pp. 193-199. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2011.01.002.
Carbonell-Baeza A, et al. The 6-minute Walk Test in Female Fibromyalgia Patients: Relationship With Tenderness, Symptomatology, Quality of Life, and Coping Strategies. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013;14(4):193-199. PubMed PMID: 24315242.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The 6-minute walk test in female fibromyalgia patients: relationship with tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies. AU - Carbonell-Baeza,Ana, AU - Ruiz,Jonatan R, AU - Aparicio,Virginia A, AU - Ortega,Francisco B, AU - Delgado-Fernández,Manuel, Y1 - 2011/02/26/ PY - 2010/10/03/received PY - 2011/01/02/revised PY - 2011/01/02/accepted PY - 2013/12/10/entrez PY - 2013/12/10/pubmed PY - 2014/8/13/medline SP - 193 EP - 199 JF - Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses JO - Pain Manag Nurs VL - 14 IS - 4 N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the 6-minute walk test (6-MWT) and tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies in women with fibromyalgia. One hundred eighteen women with fibromyalgia aged 51.9 ± 7.3 years participated in the study. The examination included the 6-MWT, tender points, and the following questionnaires: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Short-Form Health Survey 36 (SF-36), and Vanderbilt Pain Management Inventory. Fair correlations between the 6-MWT and the subscales of physical impairment (FIQ) and physical function (SF-36) were observed (ρ -0.365 and 0.347, respectively, both p < .001). The 6-MWT showed a weak relationship with tenderness (ρ 0.201 and -0.191 for algometer score and tender points count, respectively, both p < .05). The relationship between the 6-MWT and global score of FIQ, and FIQ subscales of pain and fatigue were weak (ρ -0.201, -0.211, and -0.226, respectively, all p < .05). The 6-MWT showed a weak relationship with bodily pain and vitality scales of SF-36 (ρ 0.256 and 0.258, respectively, both p = .005) and with passive and active coping strategies (ρ -0.255 and 0.223, both p < .05). This study in women with fibromyalgia shows significant relationships, ranging from weak to fair, between the 6-MWT and tenderness, symptomatology, quality of life, and coping strategies. These findings indicate that functional capacity, as assessed by the distance walked in 6 minutes, might be important when planning the assessment, treatment, and monitoring of patients with fibromyalgia. SN - 1532-8635 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24315242/The_6_minute_walk_test_in_female_fibromyalgia_patients:_relationship_with_tenderness_symptomatology_quality_of_life_and_coping_strategies_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1524-9042(11)00005-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -