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Med Clin (Barc). 2011 Oct 8;137(9):398-401. doi: 10.1016/j.medcli.2010.09.045. Epub 2011 Feb 22.

[Effects of aerobic exercise program and relaxation techniques on anxiety, quality of sleep, depression, and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized controlled trial].

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  • 1Enfermería, Hospital de Poniente, Almería, España.

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:

Fibromyalgia is considered as a combination of physical, psychological and social disabilities. The purpose of the present study was to determine the benefits of aerobic exercise program and progressive relaxation techniques on anxiety, quality of sleep, depression and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

PATIENTS AND METHOD:

An experimental study was performed with a placebo control group. Fifty-six fibromyalgia patients were randomly assigned to intervention (aerobic exercises+progressive relaxation techniques) and placebo (sham treatment with disconnected magnet therapy device) groups. Outcome measures were anxiety (STAI- State Trait Anxiety Inventory), quality of sleep (Pittsburgh sleep quality index), depression (Beck depression inventory) and quality of life (questionnaire SF-36). Measures were performed at baseline and after 10-weeks treatment.

RESULTS:

After 10 weeks of treatment, the intervention group showed significant reduction (p<0.05) in sleep duration, trait anxiety and quality of life.

CONCLUSIONS:

The combination of aerobic exercise program and progressive relaxation techniques contribute to improve night rest, trait anxiety and quality of life in patients with fibromyalgia.

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.

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