Program: MSc. in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences. Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia.
Thesis Title: Effects of a functional core training program on strength, pain, health-related quality of life and physical activity level among women with fibromyalgia living in Bucaramanga
Graduation year: 2014
Objective: To evaluate the effects of a program of functional muscle core training targeting women with fibromyalgia.
Materials and methods: A quasi-experimental type trial was conducted, before and after an intervention, for 20 days, often three days/week, 60 minutes each session. In a single-group of eight women, changes in muscle strength, pain, health-related quality of life, and physical activity were evaluated.
Results: An increase in repetitions of the test trunk flexion, time on the left and right bridge testing lateral and prone bridge the test were found. All features of pain decreased, and, according to the S-FIQ, a decrease in morning fatigue, stiffness, and anxiety was reported. Also Met’s/minute-weeks increased after the intervention.
Conclusion: These data suggest that functional program core muscle training is effective in increasing muscle strength, pain modulation, functional performance optimization, and increased levels of physical activity in women with fibromyalgia.
Co-supervisors: Edgar Correa-Perez, Adriana Angarita-Fonseca