Fibromyalgia

An eight-week yoga intervention is associated with improvements in pain, psychological functioning and mindfulness, and changes in cortisol levels in women with fibromyalgia

Curtis K, Osadchuk A, Katz J.   J Pain Res. 2011;4:189-201. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S22761. Epub 2011 Jul 26. SOURCE:  Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada. OBJECTIVES:  Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, depression, and hypocortisolism. To date, published studies have not investigated the effects of yoga […]

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Efficacy of cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome.

OBJECTIVE: There are currently no controlled studies of behavioral interventions for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFM). In this small-sample randomized study, we tested the efficacy of a behavioral intervention, i.e., coping skills training (CST), for the treatment of adolescents with JPFM. Outcomes tested in this study were functional disability, pain intensity, pain-coping efficacy, and depressive […]

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The effects of exercise and education, individually or combined, in women with fibromyalgia.

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of a supervised aerobic exercise program, a self-management education program, and the combination of exercise and education for women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: One hundred fifty-two women were randomized into one of 4 groups: exercise-only, education-only, exercise and education, or control. The duration of the study was 12 weeks. All […]

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Treatment of fatigue in fibromyalgia.

Clearly, fatigue is a large and challenging problem for those suffering from fibromyalgia. It adds greatly to the morbidity and disability associated with the disease. In the management of this specific symptom in fibromyalgia, attention should first be focused on identifying comorbidities that may be present and contribute to fatigue. As with other symptoms of […]

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