Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.

@article{Huser2009EfficacyOM,
  title={Efficacy of multicomponent treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials.},
  author={Winfried H{\"a}user and Kathrin Bernardy and B Arnold and Martin Offenb{\"a}cher and Marcus Schiltenwolf},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2009},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={
          216-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the efficacy of multicomponent treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). METHODS We screened Medline, PsychINFO, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library (through December 2007), as well as reference sections of original studies, reviews, and evidence-based guidelines. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the multicomponent treatment (at least 1 educational or other psychological therapy with at least 1 exercise therapy) of FMS were analyzed. RESULTS We included… 

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