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

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Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia. / Mannerkorpi, K; Ahlmen, M; Ekdahl, Charlotte.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2002, p. 306-310.

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Mannerkorpi, K ; Ahlmen, M ; Ekdahl, Charlotte. / Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia. In: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 2002 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 306-310.

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T1 - Six- and 24-month follow-up of pool exercise therapy and education for patients with fibromyalgia

AU - Mannerkorpi, K

AU - Ahlmen, M

AU - Ekdahl, Charlotte

N1 - The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Physiotherapy (Closed 2012) (013042000)

PY - 2002

Y1 - 2002

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.

AB - 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.

KW - education

KW - aerobic

KW - hydrotherapy

KW - pool exercise

KW - fibromyalgia

KW - physical therapy

KW - body awareness

M3 - Article

VL - 31

SP - 306

EP - 310

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology

SN - 1502-7732

IS - 5

ER -