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Body mass index and response to a multidisciplinary treatment of fibromyalgia

Castel, Antoni; Castro, Sonia; Fontova, Ramon; Poveda, María José; Cascón, Rosalia; Montull, Salvador; Padrol, Anna; Qanneta, Rami; Rull, Maria
Abstract:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether there are some differences in the treatment responses to a multidisciplinary fibromyalgia (FM) treatment related with the baseline body mass index (BMI) of the participants. Inclusion criteria consisted of female sex, a diagnosis of FM (American College of Rheumatology criteria), age between 18 and 60 years, and between 3 and 8 years of schooling. Baseline BMI was determined, and patients were randomly assigned to one of the two treatment conditions: conventional pharmacologic treatment or multidisciplinary treatment. Outcome measures were pain intensity, functionality, catastrophizing, psychological distress, health-related quality of life, and sleep disturbances. One hundred thirty patients participated in the study. No statistical significant differences regarding pre-treatment outcomes were found among the different BMI subgroups, and between the two experimental conditions for each BMI category. General linear model analysis showed a significant interaction group treatment × time in pain intensity (p
Year:
2015
Type of Publication:
Article
Journal:
Rheumatology International
Volume:
35
Number:
2
Pages:
303-314
ISSN:
0172-8172
DOI:
DOI 10.1007/s00296-014-3096-x
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