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Effects of Hydrotherapy on Postural Control of Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Single Arm Study

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Trevisan, Deborah Colucci [1, 2] ; Avila, Mariana Arias [1, 3] ; Driusso, Patricia [1] ; Gramani-Say, Karina [4] ; Araujo-Moreira, Fernando M. [2, 5] ; Parizotto, Nivaldo Antonio [1, 2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Phys Therapy Dept, Rodovia Washington Luis, Km 235, POB 676, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Biotechnol Postgrad Program, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[3] Ctr Univ Cent Paulista, Phys Therapy Dept, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Gerontol Dept, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Phys Dept, Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: MYOPAIN-A JOURNAL OF MYOFASCIAL PAIN AND FIBROMYALAGIA; v. 23, n. 3-4, p. 125-133, 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Objective: To evaluate the effects of a 16-week program of hydrotherapy on postural control and pain of women with fibromyalgia syndrome {[}FMS]. Methods: Seventeen women with FMS performed three evaluation sessions, one before, one in the middle and one at the end of a 16-week hydrotherapy treatment program. The outcome measure was postural control of the body during quiet erect posture on upright stance {[}eyes opened and closed] and right and left tandem on a force platform. Pain was evaluated with the Visual Analogue Scale {[}VAS] and function with the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire {[}FIQ]. Statistical analysis was performed with Friedman's ANOVA and Wilcoxon's matched pairs test. Effect sizes were measured with Cohen's d coefficient. For all variables, a level of 5% of significance was adopted. Results: Postural control showed decreased variables, especially for the right and left tandem positions with eyes closed and opened. Pain and function also showed improvement after 8 and 16 weeks of hydrotherapy treatment. Conclusions: Hydrotherapy was effective in improving postural control, pain and function in women with FMS. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/22122-5 - Study of the biomechanical, sensorial, cardiorespiratory and quality of life adaptations associated to physical therapy intervention in the fibromyalgic syndrome
Grantee:Tania de Fatima Salvini
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants