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Medwave. 2015 Dec 14;15 Suppl 3:e6335. doi: 10.5867/medwave.2015.6335.

Does exercise improve symptoms in fibromyalgia?

[Article in English, Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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1
Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile. Address: Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Lira 63, Santiago Centro, Chile. Email: luvergara@med.puc.cl.
2
Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile.
3
Departamento de Medicina Interna, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Proyecto Epistemonikos, Santiago, Chile; Programa Medicina Deportiva, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

It has been proposed that fibromyalgia could be managed by pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions. Regular physical exercise is commonly used as a non-pharmacological intervention. Searching in Epistemonikos database, which is maintained by screening 30 databases, we identified 14 systematic reviews including 25 randomized trials. We combined the evidence using meta-analysis and generated a summary of findings table following the GRADE approach. We conclude that regular physical exercise probably reduces pain in patients with fibromyalgia.

PMID:
26730713
DOI:
10.5867/medwave.2015.6335
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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