Trial registration: clinicaltrials.gov: NCT01266733
Impact of interdisciplinary treatment on physical and psychosocial parameters in patients with fibromyalgia: results of a randomised trial
Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014
© 2014 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
International Journal of Clinical Practice
Volume 68, Issue 5, pages 618–627, May 2014
How to Cite
Martín, J., Torre, F., Padierna, A., Aguirre, U., González, N., Matellanes, B. and Quintana, J. M. (2014), Impact of interdisciplinary treatment on physical and psychosocial parameters in patients with fibromyalgia: results of a randomised trial. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68: 618–627. doi: 10.1111/ijcp.12365
Disclosure All the authors declare no conflict of interests.
- Issue published online: 20 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 20 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: NOV 2013
- Manuscript Received: JUL 2013
- Department of Health of the Basque Country. Grant Number: 2006111057
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a persistent disorder that can have a devastating effect on patients' lives. The purpose of the study was to assess the effects of an interdisciplinary treatment for FM on patients' physical and psychosocial parameters.
A randomised controlled clinical trial carried out among 153 patients. The control group (CG) received standard pharmacological therapy. The experimental group (EG) received an interdisciplinary treatment. At baseline and 6 months after the intervention, participants completed assessment for impact of FM in the quality of life, anxiety, depression, coping with pain, social support and satisfaction with the treatment.
A total of 110 participants completed the trial. Six months after the intervention, statistically significant improvements in quality of life (p = 0.04), pain (p = 0.03), self-assertiveness (p = 0.01), mental self-control (p = 0.05), social support (p = 0.02) and satisfaction (p = 0.0001) were observed in the EG. Randomisation to the EG was identified as a predictor for improvement.
An interdisciplinary intervention may be appropriate for patients referred to a hospital pain management unit.