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1. Community patient education and exercise for people with fibromyalgia: a parallel group randomized controlled trial.
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a community patient education -exercise programme, using a cognitive-behavioural approach, for people with fibromyalgia. DESIGN: A randomized, parallel group trial with assessments at 0, 4 and 8 months. SETTING: Community leisure centres. SUBJECTS: People with fibromyalgia (n=183) attending a rheumatology outpatient department at a large district general hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Participants were randomized to a patient education-exercise group (n=97) or relaxation (attention control) group (n=86). MAIN MEASURES: The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (0-80 ... Read More »
» Published in Clin Rehabil. 2006 Oct;20(10):835-46.
2. Young women with fibromyalgia in the United States and Sweden: perceived difficulties during the first year after diagnosis.
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PURPOSE: The major symptoms of fibromyalgia (FM)--pain, tiredness, disrupted sleep, and muscle weakness--severely impact everyday activities, including the paid work role of women who have had FM for a long time. There are no prospective studies on young and newly diagnosed women with FM. The aim of the present study was to describe and compare difficulties young and newly diagnosed women in Sweden and the United States experienced during their first year after diagnosis. METHOD: Three interviews, 6 months apart, were conducted, with 49 Swedish and 45 US women between the ages of 18 and 39. ... Read More »
» Published in Disabil Rehabil. 2006 Oct 15;28(19):1177-84.
3. A comprehensive review of 46 exercise treatment studies in fibromyalgia (1988-2005).
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The purpose of this review was to: (1) locate all exercise treatment studies of fibromyalgia (FM) patients from 1988 through 2005, (2) present in tabular format the key details of each study and (3) to provide a summary and evaluation of each study for exercise and health outcomes researchers. Exercise intervention studies in FM were retrieved through Cochrane Collaboration Reviews and key word searches of the medical literature, conference proceedings and bibliographies. Studies were reviewed for inclusion using a standardized process. A table summarizing subject characteristics, exercise ... Read More »
» Published in Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2006 Sep 25;4:67.
4. The influence of aerobic fitness and fibromyalgia on cardiorespiratory and perceptual responses to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate cardiorespiratory and perceptual responses to exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), accounting for comorbid fibromyalgia (FM) and controlling for aerobic fitness. METHODS: Twenty-nine patients with CFS only, 23 patients with CFS plus FM, and 32 controls completed an incremental bicycle test to exhaustion. Cardiorespiratory and perceptual responses were measured. Results were determined for the entire sample and for 18 subjects from each group matched for peak oxygen consumption. RESULTS: In the overall sample, there were no significant differences ... Read More »
» Published in Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Oct;54(10):3351-62.
5. Management of patients presenting with Sjogren's syndrome.
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Sjogren's syndrome is an autoimmune exocrinopathy that predominantly affects salivary and lachrymal glands, leading to dry eyes and mouth. The most common clinical problems faced by the rheumatologist are those of dry eyes and mouth, parotid swelling, fatigue and extraglandular manifestations. The first stage in management is to make an accurate diagnosis based on the American/European consensus criteria. The most frequent differential diagnoses are dry eyes and mouth symptoms, a variant of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and sialosis, which causes a non-inflammatory enlargement of ... Read More »
» Published in Best Pract Res Clin Rheumatol. 2006 Aug;20(4):791-807.
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