Effects of Swimming in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia (ESTF)
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
The recent scientific evidence shows that FM patients improve exercise capacity, symptoms and quality of life with the holding of regular exercise, especially aerobic exercise. Swimming is an aerobic workout of low impact, but no study has evaluated the effect of this activity in patients with fibromyalgia.
Randomized controlled trial with blinded evaluator, which will be evaluated patients with fibromyalgia were divided into two groups.
The intervention group will hold an exercise program of swimming (freestyle) and the other considered the control group held a walking program.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Assessment of the Effects of Swimming in the Treatment of Patients With Fibromyalgia.|
- Diminishing of pain [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]_ Assess the effectiveness of the practice of swimming in reducing pain and improving quality of life in patients with FM.
- Improving quality of life [ Time Frame: 3 months ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]_ Assess the effectiveness of the practice of swimming in improved function and aerobic capacity in patients with FM.
|Study Start Date:||January 2012|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||December 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Procedure: swim training
Swimming training will be conducted with the implementation of the freestyle. The training will be held a week with 3 X 50 minutes for a period of 12 weeks.
Patients will be monitored by a frequency waterproof. When at the beginning of training are carried out five minutes of heating, followed by 40minutos swimming 5 minutes and cooling at the end of training.
|Active Comparator: Control-walk||
Procedure: Training walk
The control group will perform walking exercise outdoors, monitored by a frequency, with the heart rate at anaerobic threshold assessed by cardiopulmonary exercise test.
The training of walking will last 50 minutes, three times per week for 12 weeks.
At the beginning of training, there will be a heating time of 5 minutes, followed by LA walk in cooling for 40 minutes and 5 minutes.
Other Name: Walk.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01547195
|Universidade Federal de São Paulo|
|São Paulo, SP, Brazil|
|Ambulatory at UNIFESP|
|São Paulo, Brazil|
|Principal Investigator:||Giovana Fernandes, Mestranda||Universidade Federal de São Paulo|