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The effect of supervised dynamic exercise program on somatosensory temporal discrimination in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome, 2021, Korucu et al

Discussion in ''Conditions related to ME/CFS' news and research' started by ola_cohn, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. ola_cohn

    ola_cohn Established Member (Voting Rights)

    This study aims to investigate the effect of a supervised dynamic exercise program on somatosensory temporal discrimination (STD) which indicates the central sensory processing ability.

    Patients and methods: Forty-eight patients (mean age: 43 years; range, 19 to 64 years) with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) were included in this prospective, randomized study between April 2018 and October 2018. Demographics and clinical measurements were recorded. The STD threshold was measured by a researcher blinded to the treatment groups. After baseline assessments, the patients were randomized into two groups: the supervised exercise group (SEG) and the home exercise group (HEG) as the control group. The SEG performed submaximal aerobic exercise and low-medium resistant isotonic exercises under the supervision of a physiotherapist, 1-h per day, three days in a week for four weeks. The HEG was given a home-based exercise program consisting of low-to-medium resistance isotonic exercises and aerobic exercises 1-h per day, three days in a week for four weeks. After exercise program, clinical assessments and STD threshold measurement were repeated.

    Results: Clinical and STD threshold measures improved significantly after four-week exercise program in both groups. The improvements in clinical measures were significantly higher in the SEG. However, there was no difference in the STD threshold improvement between the groups. No correlation was found between the STD threshold measure and clinical features in any patients.

    Conclusion: Although a significant improvement was achieved in impaired STD threshold with SEG, it was not found to be superior to the amelioration observed with HEG.

    Keywords: Exercise, fibromyalgia, somatosensory temporal discrimination

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  2. Solstice

    Solstice Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Never knew you could get rid of your STD with some exercise, mate of mine has already jumped on his bike after a particularly nasty encounter with a woman at apres-ski.
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  3. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    Well if only this STD thing were significant this may matter. I wonder who decided that it should matter enough to test. I imagine it's something to do with CSS or something like that. This supply-side medicine thing is really dysfunctional at the best of times. Zero to do with what's needed, it's all about what's in supply. With a brute force approach, no less. If your need is not supplied, well, sucks to be you.

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