Publicación

Pain and Functional Capacity in Female Fibromyalgia Patients

  • PAIN MEDICINE
  • Autores
    Carbonell-Baeza, A; Aparicio, VA; Sjostrom, M; Ruiz, JR; Delgado-Fernandez, M
  • Año Publicación
    2011
  • Volumen
    12
  • Número
    11
  • Pág. Inicio
    1667
  • Pág. Fin
    1675
  • Pág. Fin
    1667
Referencia Citadas
60
Citas Web of Science
32
Total de veces citado (Z9)
33
Recuento Uso 5 años
24

Objective. To examine the association between pain and functional capacity levels. Desing. Cross-sectional study. Setting. University of Granada. Subjects. One hundred twenty-three women with fibromyalgia (51.7 +/- 7.2 years). Outcome Measures. We measured weight and height, and body mass index (BMI) was calculated. We assessed tender points by pressure pain and functional capacity by means of the 30-second chair stand, handgrip strength, chair sit and reach, back scratch, blind flamingo, 8-ft up and go and 6-minute walk tests. Results. We observed an association of tender points count with the chair stand and 6-minute walk tests (r = -0.273, P = 0.004 and r = -0.183, P = 0.046, respectively). These associations became nonsignificant once the analyses were adjusted by weight or BMI. We observed an association of algometer score with the back scratch, chair stand, and 6-minute walk tests (r = 0.238, P = 0.009; r = 0.363, P < 0.001; and r = 0.186, P = 0.043, respectively), which remained after adjusting for weight or BMI, except the association between algometer score and the 6-minute walk test that became nonsignificant once the analyses were adjusted by weight. Prevalence of overweight and obesity was 39.2 and 33.3%, respectively. Conclusions. There is an inverse association of tender points count with the chair stand and distance walked in the 6-minute walk tests, and a positive association of algometer score with the chair stand, distance walked in the 6-minute walk and back scratch tests, yet, weight status seems to play a role in these associations.


Web financiada por la Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidades, Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), proyecto SOMM17/6107/UG

Web financiada por la Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Conocimiento, Investigación y Universidades, Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), proyecto SOMM17/6107/UGR