The Effects of Meditation-Based Interventions on the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

The Effects of Meditation-Based Interventions on the Treatment of Fibromyalgia

Autor Kozasa, Elisa H. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Tanaka, Luiza H. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Monson, Carlos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Little, Stephen Google Scholar
Leao, Frederico Camelo Google Scholar
Peres, Mario P. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Instituição Inst Israelita Ensino & Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Hosp Israelita Albert Einstein
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Resumo Meditation is the third most commonly requested complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapy reported in a US survey. Those who suffer from chronic pain are those who most frequently use CAM therapies. This review aims to evaluate whether meditation-based interventions can help the treatment of fibromyalgia. A PubMed search was conducted using the terms fibromyalgia and meditation, or mindfulness, or mantra or relaxation response. We selected articles which clearly described a meditation intervention being used in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Only four articles were classified with score 3 in the Jadad scale. Another seven articles were included in this review. Most of the results indicate improvement in fibromyalgia-related symptoms in patients who participated in a meditation-based intervention. Considering only 4 of the 13 studies achieved a score of 3 on the Jadad scale, researchers of meditation interventions should discuss the best methodologic control for these studies.
Assunto Fibromyalgia
Meditation
Mindfulness
Pain
Idioma Inglês
Data 2012-10-01
Publicado em Current Pain and Headache Reports. Philadelphia: Current Medicine Group, v. 16, n. 5, p. 383-387, 2012.
ISSN 1531-3433 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Editor Current Medicine Group
Extensão 383-387
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11916-012-0285-8
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Resenha
Web of Science WOS:000308724200002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/35355

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