Fibromyalgia, cognitive problems and independence: physical activity may be useful in home health care.

Abstract

Home health care providers often deal with older clients who have cognitive deficits. Cognitive problems have a negative impact on independence. Certain chronic pain conditions present with cognitive dysfunction as a co-morbidity. Fibromyalgia syndrome is one such condition. Home health care providers need to know that mild-moderate exercise may positively affect fibromyalgia-related cognitive deficits at very low cost. All of the above is discussed in this paper along with advice concerning the provision of exercise for older, home bound people.

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@article{Karper2007FibromyalgiaCP, title={Fibromyalgia, cognitive problems and independence: physical activity may be useful in home health care.}, author={William B Karper}, journal={Home health care services quarterly}, year={2007}, volume={26 1}, pages={19-28} }