Do women with fibromyalgia adhere to walking for exercise programs to improve their health? Systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Do women with fibromyalgia adhere to walking for exercise programs to improve their health? Systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Yolanda Sanz-Ba{\~n}os and Mar{\'i}a-{\'A}ngeles Pastor-Mira and Ana Lled{\'o} and Sof{\'i}a L{\'o}pez-Roig and Cecilia Pe{\~n}acoba and Julio S{\'a}nchez-Meca},
  journal={Disability and Rehabilitation},
  pages={2475 - 2487}
Abstract Background: Walking is recommended for fibromyalgia, but the rate of adherence to this exercise is not known. Poor adherence to physical exercise can limit the effectiveness in health benefits. Objectives: To examine adherence to interventions that include walking for fibromyalgia and to explore its moderators among the characteristics of patients, of the walking prescription and of the interventions. Data sources: References from 2000 to 2016 have been collected through PubMed… 
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