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The effect of 6-weeks exercise programme and whole body vibration on strength and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomised study.

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Sañudo , B, de Hoyo, M, Carrasco , L, McVeigh , JG, Corral , J, Cabeza, R, Rodríguez , C and Oliva , A (2010) The effect of 6-weeks exercise programme and whole body vibration on strength and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia: a randomised study. Clin Exp Rheumatol. , 28 (6 (Suppl 63)). S40-45. [Journal article]

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES:The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of a 6-week traditional exercise programme with supplementary whole-body vibration (WBV) in improving strength and health status in women with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS:Thirty postmenopausal women with FM (mean (SD) age: 59 (7.90) years) were randomised into one of two groups, one intervention group (GEV n=15), which combined exercise training (two days a week) with three days of WBV (3 sets of 45s at 20Hz-3 mm and four sets of unilateral static squats at 20Hz-2mm) and another control group (n=15), that performed the same physical activity programme but without vibration training (GEnV). The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and the global score of the SF-36 were used to assess functional capacity and quality of life. Two additional tests were employed to assess muscle strength. Baseline data and pre-test and post-test data were collected before and after the six-week intervention period. RESULTS:Significant improvements in all outcomes measured were found from baseline in both groups. A 5% improvement from baseline in total FIQ score was observed in the exercise groups (p≤0.05), and was accompaniedby reductions in SF36 scores of 9.8% (p<0.001) and 7.9% (p<0.001) in the GEV and GEnV group, respectively. Improvements were also observed in muscle strength in both groups but greater in the GEV group. CONCLUSIONS:The results suggest that women with FMS can gain additional health benefits by engaging in a 6-week traditional exercise programme with supplementary WBV.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:20340
Deposited By:Dr Joseph McVeigh
Deposited On:28 Mar 2012 09:36
Last Modified:28 Mar 2012 09:36

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