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Title: Non-supervised breathing exercise regimen in women with fibromyalgia: A quasi-experimental exploratory study
Authors: Tomas-Carus, Pablo
Garrido, María
Branco, Jaime C
Castaño, Maria Y
Gómez, María A
Biehl-Printes, Clarissa
Keywords: Fibromyalgia
Breathing exercises
supervised vs. non-supervised exercise
Impact on daily life
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: Tomas-Carus P, Garrido M, Branco JC, Castaño MY, Gómez MA, Biehl-Printes C. Non-supervised breathing exercise regimen in women with fibromyalgia: A quasi-experimental exploratory study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2019;35:170-176. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2019.02.006
Abstract: Objectives: To know the effectiveness and safety of non-supervised breathing exercise regimen by promoting patients` self-management, and to investigate if non-supervised breathing exercise regimen shows similar benefits to supervised regimen in improving pain and Fibromyalgia (FM) impact on daily life. Material and methods: Fifty-one women with FM were assigned to: supervised breathing exercise regimen group, non-supervised breathing exercise regimen group, and control group. Pain thresholds tolerance on tender points and FM impact on daily life were evaluated. Results: After 12-weeks of breathing exercises statistical differences were not found between supervised and non-supervised regimen. However, supervised regimen showed additional improvements in pain thresholds tolerance on tender points (+5%) and in pain-FIQ subscale (-14.1%). Conclusion: Our results suggest that performing a non-supervised breathing exercise program is as safe and effective as the supervised regimen. However, it was observed a tendency of supervised exercise regimen to show additional benefits in terms of pain.
Type: article
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