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OBJECTIVES To examine the construct validity of the International FItness Scale (IFIS) (ie, self-reported fitness) against objectively measured physical fitness in women with fibromyalgia and in healthy women; and to study the test-retest reliability of the IFIS in women with fibromyalgia. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING Fibromyalgia patient(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to validate the modified 2010 ACR preliminary criteria for FM in a Spanish population. METHODS Five hundred and seventy-nine (550 women) FM and 294 (240 women) control participants were enrolled in the study. FM patients were previously diagnosed by a rheumatologist. All participants underwent both the 1990 ACR criteria(More)
BACKGROUND The al-Andalus physical activity intervention study is a randomised control trial to investigate the effectiveness of a land- and water-based exercise intervention for reducing the overall impact of fibromyalgia (primary outcome), and for improving tenderness and pain-related measures, body composition, functional capacity, physical activity and(More)
The present study aimed: (1) to test the associations of overall physical fitness and subjective well-being with fibromyalgia severity and (2) to determine whether the combination of overall physical fitness and subjective well-being is associated with fibromyalgia severity among adult women patients. This cross-sectional study included 424 participants(More)
BACKGROUND Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by the presence of widespread chronic pain. People with fibromyalgia report lower levels of Positive Affect and higher levels of Negative Affect than non-fibromyalgia peers. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)-a widely used questionnaire to assess two core domains of affect; namely 'Positive(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the levels of objectively measured time spent in sedentary activities (sedentary time) and physical activities in female patients with fibromyalgia and compare them with the levels in age-matched healthy control women. METHODS The study comprised 413 female patients with fibromyalgia (mean ± SD age 51.9 ± 7.4 years) and 188(More)
OBJECTIVE This population-based cross-sectional study aimed to characterize the association of different components of physical fitness with pain levels, pain-related catastrophizing, and chronic pain self-efficacy in women with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS A total of 468 women with FM participated. The experience of pain was assessed with different tools(More)
Obesity may influence fibromyalgia severity. The present study aimed to examine fibromyalgia (FM) symptomatology, quality of life (QoL), and functional capacity across obesity class categories. A total sample of 208 obese FM patients and 108 obese control women were included in the study. The sample was further categorized following the international(More)
OBJECTIVES Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviours are considered as risk factors for global mortality and primary contributors to the obesity epidemic. We assessed the psychometric properties and transcultural adaptation into Spanish of the Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire in fibromyalgia patients. METHODS The Spanish version of the Sedentary(More)
This study examined the associations of different levels of depression with pain, sleep quality, fatigue, functional exercise capacity, overall fibromyalgia (FM) severity, and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in women with FM. A total of 451 women with FM participated in this cross-sectional study. Depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory;(More)