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|Comparative study of Pilates exercise verses Yogasana in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: a pilot study|
|Palekar TJ, Basu S|
|International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 2014 Jul-Sep;5(3):B410-B420|
|4/10 [Eligibility criteria: Yes; Random allocation: Yes; Concealed allocation: No; Baseline comparability: Yes; Blind subjects: No; Blind therapists: No; Blind assessors: No; Adequate follow-up: No; Intention-to-treat analysis: No; Between-group comparisons: Yes; Point estimates and variability: Yes. Note: Eligibility criteria item does not contribute to total score] *This score has been confirmed*|
Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, tenderness, sleep disturbance and depression. According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, "Fibromyalgia, which has also been referred to as fibromyositisand fibrositis. Signs and symptoms includes pain widespread, chronic in nature, many tender points, disturbance of sleep, psychological distress and fatigue". 20 male and female diagnosed of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) according to ACR criteria was selected and were randomly assigned into 2 groups. In group A Pilates given to 10 patients. In group B Yogasanas given to 10 patients. Both groups were treated daily for 4 weeks. In both groups, pre (1st day) and post treatment (28th day) evaluation was performed by VAS, TPI, AS, BDI and FSS scales. At the end of the study both the groups showed improvement in pain and fatigue level equally statistically. But clinically group A showed better improvement than group B.