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Effectiveness of Physical Exercise in Women With Fibromyalgia

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified June 2007 by Federal University of São Paulo.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
University of Santo Amaro
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Federal University of São Paulo Identifier:
First received: July 9, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2007
History: No changes posted

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a syndrome expressed by chronic widespread body pain which leads to reduced physical function and frequent use of health care services. Exercise training is commonly recommended as a treatment.

The purpose of this study is to determine whether a supervised resistance muscular exercise (RME) and walking program (WP) are effective in the treatment of FMS on decrease of pain.

The practical of the RME reduces the pain of participants with FMS.

Condition Intervention Phase
Fibromyalgia Behavioral: walking program, resistance muscular exercise Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Effectiveness of Physical Exercise on Decrease of Pain in Patients With Fibromyalgia:Randomized Clinical Trial

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Further study details as provided by Federal University of São Paulo:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Decrease of pain and use of specific medicine for fibromyalgia [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Improvement on phsysical function assessment throughout of 6 minute walk test and specific questionnaire: FIQ (Fibromyalgia Impact questionnarie) and SF-36 (Quality of life) [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: October 2007
Detailed Description:

This study will evaluate and compare the effectiveness of a supervised resistance muscular exercise (RME) , walking program (WP)and control group (just observation) in women with FMS during 16 weeks, on decrease of pain.

Participants will undergo an assessment including medical some questionnaires to assess their FMS symptoms at baseline, after 8 weeks, 16 weeks and 28 weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   35 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Criteria diagnosis according ACR 1990
  • Wash-out of medication specific for fibromyalgia for 1 month
  • Only paracetamol 750mg will be allowed during the period of study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Alterations that against indicate the practical one of physical activity evaluated previously in clinical and rheumatology evaluation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00498264

Contact: Andrea H Kayo, PT 55-11-56682517
Contact: Mauro Ishioka, Secretary 55-11-55752970

University of Santo Amaro - Ambulatory of Special Conditions Recruiting
São Paulo, Brazil, 04815-180
Contact: Carla M Sanches, Physican    55-11-56682500 ext 2513   
Sub-Investigator: Carla M Sanches, Physician         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Federal University of São Paulo
University of Santo Amaro
Principal Investigator: Andrea H Kayo, PT Federal University of São Paulo
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00498264     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: AHK12121977
Study First Received: July 9, 2007
Last Updated: July 9, 2007

Keywords provided by Federal University of São Paulo:
Strength exercise
Aerobic exercise

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017