Allocating time of Sedentary behavior to Physical Activity improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Patients

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Allocating time of Sedentary behavior to Physical Activity improves Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Patients

A recently published study in the Arthritis Care and Research journal showed that the allocating time of sedentary behavior to either light physical activity (LPA) or moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was related to improved quality of life (QoL) and reduced disease impact in women with fibromyalgia.

The harmful health effects of sedentary time (ST) in fibromyalgia are quite well established. But, there is limited evidence regarding the outcomes of replacing ST with physical activity (PA) of a different intensity. Gavilán-Carrera B et al. performed this study to assess the relationship of quality of life and disease impact upon substituting ST with LPA or MVPA.

A total of 407 women with fibromyalgia aged 51.4 ± 7.6 years were included in this study. Triaxial accelerometry was used to evaluate the time spent in ST and PA. A 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR) was used to study the quality of life. Isotemporal substitution analyses determined the relationship between substituting ST with an equivalent time of LPA or MVPA.

In the isotemporal model, swapping 30 min of ST with LPA was related with better bodily pain (B=0.55), vitality (B=0.74), and social functioning (B=1.45) of SF-36, alongwith better scores at all of domains (symptoms, function, overall impact, and total impact) of FIQR (B reaching from -0.95 to -0.27. Better physical role (B=2.30) and social functioning (B=4.11) of the SF-36 and function of FIQR (B=-0.73) were seen (all p<0.05) when ST was replaced with MVPA.

Source

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Jul 28

Link to the source

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30055083

Original title of the article

Substituting sedentary time with physical activity in fibromyalgia: association with quality of life and impact of the disease. The al-Ándalus project

Authors

Gavilán-Carrera B et al.

SearchTags: 
Exploratory, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Muscle, 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36), Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR)
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