Trajectory of change in pain, depression, and physical functioning after physical activity adoption in fibromyalgia

Jennifer L. Steiner, Silvia Bigatti, Dennis C. Ang

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Abstract

Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread pain, depression, and declines in physical functioning. The purpose of this study was to examine the trajectory of these symptoms over time related to physical activity adoption and maintenance via motivational interviewing versus education, to increase physical activity. There were no treatment group differences; we divided the sample (n = 184) based on changes in physical activity. Repeated measures analyses demonstrated differential patterns in depression, pain, and physical functioning at 24 and 36 weeks. Findings suggest increased physical activity may serve as a multiple-target intervention that provides moderate to large, long-lasting benefits for individuals with fibromyalgia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-941
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume20
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 22 2015

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Keywords

  • activity
  • clinical health psychology
  • depression
  • exercise
  • physical symptoms

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  • Applied Psychology

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Trajectory of change in pain, depression, and physical functioning after physical activity adoption in fibromyalgia. / Steiner, Jennifer L.; Bigatti, Silvia; Ang, Dennis C.

In: Journal of Health Psychology, Vol. 20, No. 7, 22.07.2015, p. 931-941.

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