Hydrotherapy for Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Effect of hydrotherapy on quality of life, functional capacity and sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia: prospective self-controlled study
By Kyara Morgana Oliveira Moura Silva, PT and Silvia Jurema Pereira Tucano, PT, Member of the Research Group on Hydrotherapy in Chronic Diseases, Universidad Adventista de São Paulo (UNASP); Claudia Kümpe, Master’s degree, Professor of the Physical Therapy and Administration Courses; Antonio Adolfo Mattos de Castro, PhD candidate, Universidade Federal de São Paulo (Unifesp); Professor of the Physical Therapy Course, Universidade Federal do Pampa – Unipampa; Elias Ferreira Porto, PhD candidate, Unifesp, Professor of the Physical Therapy Course, UNASP | SP, Brazil, December 2012
Fibromyalgia affects 8% of the population over the age of 40 years. 75% of the patients with fibromyalgia have sleep problems and chronic daytime fatigue. The aim of this study is to assess the effects of hydrotherapy on the physical function and sleep quality of patients with fibromyalgia.