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Physical Exercise and Its Impact on Signs of Inflammation in Fibromyalgia

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00643006
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : March 25, 2008
Results First Posted : October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 30, 2012
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
The study aims to compare low-intensive and high-intensive physical exercise and its impact on physical function, pain and signs of inflammation.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Exercise Therapy Pain Behavioral: Physical exercise Behavioral: Active comparator: low intensive exercise

Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 67 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Physical Exercise and Its Impact on Signs of Inflammation in Women With Fibromyalgia
Study Start Date : January 2008
Primary Completion Date : May 2009
Study Completion Date : June 2009

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Arms and Interventions

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A. High intensive exercise
High intensive exercise
Behavioral: Physical exercise
Supervised walks with poles twice a week at moderate-high intensity
Active Comparator: B. Low-intensive exercise
Low-to-moderate intensive supervised walks
Behavioral: Active comparator: low intensive exercise
Supervised walks once a week at low-intensity.

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Six-minute Walk Test [ Time Frame: 15 weeks ]
    Patient is instructed to walk as fast as she can. The distance covered during 6 minutes is documented.

  2. Change of Pain Level From Baseline. [ Time Frame: 15 weeks ]
    Pain was measured by The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) subscale for Pain, which is a self-rated pain on visual analogue scale, 0-100 mm. The higher value, the worse pain.

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Women with Fibromyalgia, interested in exercise twice a week

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Other severe diseases
Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00643006

Alingsås Primary Health Care
Alingsås, Sweden
Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Dept of Physical Therapy
Göteborg, Sweden, 41345
Uddevalla Primary Health Care
Uddevalla, Sweden
Sponsors and Collaborators
Göteborg University
Sahlgren´s University Hospital
Västra Götalands Forskningsfond
Principal Investigator: Kaisa E Mannerkorpi, Ass prof Göteborg University, Dept of Rheumatology
More Information

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Göteborg University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00643006     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: GAU2
First Posted: March 25, 2008    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Update Posted: October 30, 2012
Last Verified: September 2012

Keywords provided by Göteborg University:
Physical activity

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Pathologic Processes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases