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Land- and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: The al-Andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial

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dc.contributor.author Carbonell-Baeza, Ana spa
dc.contributor.author Ruiz, Jonatan R. spa
dc.contributor.author Aparicio, Virginia A. spa
dc.contributor.author Ortega, Francisco B. spa
dc.contributor.author Munguía-Izquierdo, Diego spa
dc.contributor.author Álvarez-Gallardo, I. C. spa
dc.contributor.author Segura-Jiménez, V. spa
dc.contributor.author Camiletti-Moirán, D. spa
dc.contributor.author Romero, A. spa
dc.contributor.author Estévez-López, F. spa
dc.contributor.author Samos, B. spa
dc.contributor.author Casimiro, A. J. spa
dc.contributor.author Sierra, Á. spa
dc.contributor.author Latorre Román, P. A. spa
dc.contributor.author Pulido-Martos, M. spa
dc.contributor.author Femia Marzo, Pedro spa
dc.contributor.author Pérez-López, I. J. spa
dc.contributor.author Chillán, P. spa
dc.contributor.author Girela-Reján, M. J. spa
dc.contributor.author Tercedor, P. spa
dc.contributor.author Lucía Mulas, Alejandro spa
dc.contributor.author Delgado Fernández, Manuel spa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-27T17:26:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-27T17:26:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012 spa
dc.identifier.citation Carbonell-Baeza, A., Ruiz, J. R., Aparicio, V. A., Ortega, F. B., Munguía-Izquierdo, D., Álvarez-Gallardo, I. C., ..., & Delgado-Fernández, M. (2012). Land-and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: the al-andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 13(1), 18. spa
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/978
dc.description.abstract Background: The al-Andalus physical activity intervention study is a randomised control trial to investigate the effectiveness of a land- and water-based exercise intervention for reducing the overall impact of fibromyalgia (primary outcome), and for improving tenderness and pain-related measures, body composition, functional capacity, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, fatigue, sleep quality, health-related quality of life, and cognitive function (secondary outcomes) in women with fibromyalgia. Methods/Design: One hundred eighty women with fibromyalgia (age range: 35-65 years) will be recruited from local associations of fibromyalgia patients in Andalucía (Southern Spain). Patients will be randomly assigned to a usual care (control) group (n = 60), a water-based exercise intervention group (n = 60) or a land-based exercise intervention group (n = 60). Participants in the usual care group will receive general physical activity guidelines and participants allocated in the intervention groups will attend three non-consecutive training sessions (60 min each) per week during 24 weeks. Both exercise interventions will consist of aerobic, muscular strength and flexibility exercises. We will also study the effect of a detraining period (i.e., 12 weeks with no exercise intervention) on the studied variables. Discussion: Our study attempts to reduce the impact of fibromyalgia and improve patients’ health status by implementing two types of exercise interventions. Results from this study will help to assess the efficacy of exercise interventions for the treatment of fibromyalgia. If the interventions would be effective, this study will provide lowcost and feasible alternatives for health professionals in the management of fibromyalgia. Results from the alAndalus physical activity intervention will help to better understand the potential of regular physical activity for improving the well-being of women with fibromyalgia. spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.title Land- and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: The al-Andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.875 JCR (2012) Q2, 24/65 Orthopedics; Q3, 19/29 Rheumatology spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/1471-2474-13-18 spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess en
dc.subject.unesco Ciencias médicas spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa


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