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ULTIMO FASCICOLOTHE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

Rivista di Medicina, Traumatologia e Psicologia dello Sport

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ISSN 0022-4707

Online ISSN 1827-1928

 

The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2014 Agosto;54(4):511-7

SPORTS INJURIES AND REHABILITATION 

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Analysis of the performance of women with fibromyalgia in the six-minute walk test and its relation with health and quality of life

Latorre-Román P. 1, Santos-Campos M. 1, Heredia-Jimenez J. 2, Delgado-Fernández M. 2, Soto-Hermoso V. 2

1 Department of Didactics of Corporal Expression, University of Jaen, Jaen, Spain;
2 Department of Physical Education and Sports, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain that causes a significant reduction in functional capacity, affecting thus health and quality of life (QOL).
AIM: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the performance of FM patients in the 6-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) and its relation with health and QOL.
METHODS: Thirty-six FM patients (all women), differentiated by degree of severity of disease, and 14 healthy women were evaluated. Distance walked in the 6MWT, cardiorespiratory responses, heart rate responses, kinematic parameters of gait, the results of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), and the results of the Short-Form Healthy Survey (SF-36) were analyzed.
RESULTS: Women with FM covered a shorter distance in the 6MWT, had a lower cardiorespiratory response, and had lower spatio-temporal parameters of gait than healthy women. No correlation was found in FM patients between the total FIQ score and the distance walked in the 6MWT.
CONCLUSION: The analysis of performance parameters in the 6MWT may be an element of clinical relevance in FM patients.

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