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Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. Dimensions of fatigue and effects of physiotherapy.


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Title: Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. Dimensions of fatigue and effects of physiotherapy.
Authors: Ericsson, Anna
E-mail: anna.ericsson@vgregion.se
Issue Date: 17-Apr-2012
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research
Parts of work: I. Ericsson, A. Mannerkorpi, K. Assessment of fatigue in patients with fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain. Reliability and validity of the Swedish version of the MFI- 20. Disability and Rehabilitation 2007; 29(22): 1665-1670.
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II. Ericsson, A. Bremell, T. Mannerkorpi, K. Usefulness of multiple dimensions of fatigue in fibromyalgia. Unpublished manuscript.

III. Mannerkorpi, K. Nordeman, L. Ericsson, A. Arndorw, M and the GAU study group. Pool exercise for patients with fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain: a randomized controlled trial and subgroup analyses. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine 2009; 41: 751–760.
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IV. Ericsson, A. Cider, Å. Bremell, T. Mannerkorpi, K. Pool exercise and resistance training in men with chronic widespread pain. A pilot study. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2012-05-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 maj 2012, kl. 9.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: fatigue
fibromyalgia
chronic pain
widespread pain
assessment
physiotherapy
exercise
education
Abstract: Aims. Fatigue is a severe problem for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic widespread pain (CWP). The general aims of the thesis were to describe the fatigue experienced by patients with FM and CWP, explore the usefulness of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI-20) in women with FM and investigate the effects of different types of physiotherapy on fatigue and other health related aspects in patients with FM and CWP. Methods. The patients in the thesis were mainly recruited from pr... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8433-8
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/28264
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