Effects of Swimming in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia (ESTF)
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.
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome characterized by diffuse musculoskeletal pain and chronic, with points called "hot spots", specific, sensitive and painful on palpation. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of swimming in reducing the generally pain and improve the quality of function, of life and exercise capacity in patients with fibromyalgia. Material and Methods: 82 patients will be screened, diagnosed with fibromyalgia, who can swim the front crawl. Will be selected at UNIFESP outpatient clinics and also through advertisement in a newspaper. One group held the swimming training and the other group (control) will walk training. The Participants perform exercises (swimming or running) three times a week for 50 minutes, for 12 weeks. The exercises will be held at the anaerobic threshold determined by cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Measuring instrument: Questionnaires VAS (visual analogue scale) for pain, FIQ (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire) to assess the quality of life related to disease, and also the SF-36 (short form health survey), which assesses quality of life in general. Cardiopulmonary stress test to assess cardiorespiratory fitness to sit and stand up and test to assess functional capacity. All participants will conduct an initial evaluation, after 6 and 13 weeks of training.
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|São Paulo, SP, Brazil|
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|Sub-Investigator: Jamil Natour, PhD|
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|Principal Investigator: Giovana Fernandes, Mestranda|
|Principal Investigator:||Giovana Fernandes, Mestranda||Universidade Federal de São Paulo|