versión impresa ISSN 1806-0013
STEFFENS, Ricardo de Azevedo Klumb et al. Walking improves sleep quality and mood status of women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Rev. dor [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.4, pp. 327-331. ISSN 1806-0013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-00132011000400008.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is difficult to diagnose and treat and is characterized by musculoskeletal pain associated to sleep disorders, morning stiffness, chronic headache and psychical disorders. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of 32 oriented walking sessions on sleep quality, mood status, depression and FMS impact on quality of life of FMS women. METHOD: Participated in this study nine FMS women, with mean age of 48 ± 10 years. Sleep quality was evaluated by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), mood status by Brunel Mood Scales (BRUMS), depression by Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and FMS impact on quality of life by FMS Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Participants were evaluated before and after 32 sessions of oriented walking. Data were analyzed by Paired t test with significance level of 0.05 (p < 0.05). RESULTS: After 32 sessions of oriented walking, participants presented significant sleep quality and mood status improvement, especially in the variables tension, depression, anger and mental confusion. There were no significant differences in depression and FMS impact on quality of life. CONCLUSION: Walking has significantly improved sleep quality and mood status of FMS women.
Palabras llave : Exercise; Fibromyalgia; Mood; Quality of life; Sleep.