Evaluation of balance, endurance and flexibility in women with fibromyalgia syndrome Fibromiyalji sendromu olan kadinlarda dence, endurans ve esnekliǧin deǧerlendirilmesi

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Toprak Celenay Ş., Anaforoglu Kulunkoglu B., Kucuksahin O.

Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon, vol.28, no.3, pp.125-131, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.21653/tfrd.360005
  • Journal Name: Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-131
  • Keywords: Endurance, Fibromyalgia, Flexibility, Postural balance


© 2017 Fizyoterapi Rehabilitasyon. All rights reserved.Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate balance, trunk muscle endurance and flexibility in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and compared with healthy women. Methods: Twenty-Three women with FMS (FMS group) and 21 women without fibromyalgia syndrome (control group), having similar characteristics, were recruited in the study. FMS was diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria. Balance using One-Legged Balance Test while eyes open and closed, trunk muscle endurance using McGill's Trunk Muscle Endurance Tests, flexibility using Sit and Reach Test were evaluated. Results: Both right and left leg balance scores with eyes open and closed, and trunk muscles endurance decreased in women with FMS group compared to control group (p<0.05). No differences were found in flexibility scores between the groups (p>0.05). Conclusion: Balance and trunk muscle endurance scores were lower in women with FMS when compared to the healthy subjects. Preventive exercise programs should be suggested to the women with FMS regarding balance impairment and trunk muscle endurance decrease.