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Physical Activity-Based Interventions Using Electronic Feedback May Be Ineffective in Reducing Pain and Disability in Patients With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis

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Author(s):
Oliveira, Crystian B. [1] ; Franco, Marcia R. [1] ; Maher, Chris G. [2] ; Ferreira, Paulo H. [3] ; Morelhao, Priscila K. [1] ; Damato, Tatiana M. [1] ; Gobbi, Cynthia [1] ; Pinto, Rafael Z. [1, 4]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Fac Sci & Technol, Dept Phys Therapy, Presidente Prudente, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sydney, Sydney Sch Publ Hlth, Sydney, NSW - Australia
[3] Univ Sydney, Fac Hlth Sci, Musculoskeletal Hlth Res Grp, Sydney, NSW - Australia
[4] Fed Univ Minas Gerais UFMG, Dept Phys Therapy, Av Pres Antonio Carlos, 6627, Campus Pampulha, BR-31270901 Belo Horizonte, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Review article
Source: ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION; v. 99, n. 9, p. 1900-1912, SEP 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1
Abstract

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness of physical activity based interventions using electronic feedback in reducing pain and disability compared to minimal or no interventions in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Data Sources: The following electronic databases were searched: EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, SPORTDiscus, Web of Science, Physiotherapy Evidence Database, and main clinical trial registers. Study Selection: Randomized controlled trials investigating the effect of physical activity interventions using electronic feedback (eg, physical activity monitors) on pain and disability compared to minimal or no interventions in adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain were considered eligible. Data Extraction: Pooled effects were calculated using the standardized mean difference (SMD), and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system was used to assess the overall quality of the evidence. Data Synthesis: Four published randomized controlled trials and 4 registered unpublished randomized controlled trials were included. At short-term follow-up, pooled estimations showed no significant differences in pain (2 trials: n=116; SMD=-.50; 95% confidence interval, -1.91 to 0.91) and disability (2 trials: n=116; SMD=-.81; 95% confidence interval, -2.34 to 0.73) between physical activity-based interventions and minimal interventions. Similarly, nonsignificant results were found at intermediate-term follow-up. According to Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation, the overall quality of the evidence was considered to be of low quality. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that physical activity based interventions using electronic feedback may be ineffective in reducing pain and disability compared to minimal interventions in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Clinicians should be cautious when implementing this intervention in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. (C) 2017 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/03826-5 - Investigating the effect of a physical activity intervention enhanced with health coaching and FitBit on physical activity levels of patients with chronic low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
Grantee:Crystian Bitencourt Soares de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/14077-8 - Investigating the role of physical activity domains in the prognosis of non-specific low back pain
Grantee:Rafael Zambelli de Almeida Pinto
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/07704-9 - Effects of senior dance on risk factors for falls in older adults: a randomised controlled clinical trial
Grantee:Marcia Rodrigues Franco Zambelli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate