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Title: Is connective tissue massage effective in individuals with fibromyalgia?
Authors: Basakci, Calik, B.
Gur, Kabul, E.
Keskin, A.
Tayfun, Ozcan, N.
Cobankara, V.
Keywords: Anxiety
Connective tissue
Quality of life
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
Abstract: Objectives: The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of Clinical Pilates exercises and connective tissue massage (CTM) in individuals with Fibromyalgia (FM) on pain, disease impact, functional status, anxiety, quality of life and biopsychosocial status. Methods: 32 women were randomly divided into two groups as intervention gorup (CTM + Clinical Pilates exercises, n = 15, mean age = 48.80 ± 7.48) and control gorup (Clinical Pilates exercises, n = 17, mean age = 55.64 ± 7.87). The number of painful regions were assessed with Pain Location Inventory (PLI), disease impact with Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnare (FIQ), functional status with Health Assessment Questionnare (HAQ), anxiety with Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), quality of life with Short Form-36 (SF-36) and biopsychosocial status with Biopsychosocial Questionnaire (BETY-BQ) were evaluated. All evaluations were made before and after treatment. Both treatments were applied 3 times a week for 6 weeks. Results: When the pre-treatment and post-treatment results are analyzed; significant difference was observed in PLI (p = 0.007; effect size 1.273), FIQ (p = 0.004; effect size 0.987), SF-36 physical component (p = 0.025; effect size −0.496) and mental component (p = 0.017; effect size −0.761) in the intervention group while the significant difference was observed in FIQ (p = 0.001; effect size 1.096) and BAI (p = 0.043; effect size 0.392), SF-36 physical component (p = 0.008; effect size −0.507) and mental component (p = 0.024; effect size −0.507) in the control group. When the delta values of the groups are compared, the difference was determined only in the PLI (p = 0.023) in favor of the intervention group. Conclusions: CTM can be effective in reducing the number of painful areas in addition to the positive effects of clinical Pilates exercises in women with FM. © 2023 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 1360-8592
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