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Nordic walking in fibromyalgia: a means of promoting fitness that is easy for busy clinicians to recommend

Overview of attention for article published in Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2011
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Title
Nordic walking in fibromyalgia: a means of promoting fitness that is easy for busy clinicians to recommend
Published in
Arthritis Research & Therapy, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/ar3225
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Authors

Kim Jones

Abstract

A total of 67 women with fibromyalgia were recruited to an exercise study and were randomized to moderate-to-high-intensity Nordic walking (age 48 ± 7.8 years) or to a control group engaging in supervised low-intensity walking (age 50 ± 7.6 years). A total of 58 patients completed. Significantly greater improvement in the 6-minute walk test was found in the Nordic walking group (P = 0.009), compared with the low-intensity walking group. A significantly larger decrease in exercise heart rate (P = 0.020) and significantly improved scores on the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire Physical function (P = 0.027) were found in the Nordic walking group as compared with the low-intensity walking group. No between-group difference was found for the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire total or pain scores. The authors conclude that moderate-to-high intensity aerobic exercise by means of Nordic walking twice a week for 15 weeks was found to be a feasible mode of exercise, resulting in improved functional capacity and a decreased level of activity limitations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 3%
Portugal 1 1%
Unknown 68 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Student > Postgraduate 5 7%
Other 20 28%
Unknown 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 29 41%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 13%
Sports and Recreations 7 10%
Psychology 5 7%
Unspecified 2 3%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 16 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 April 2021.
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#993,137
of 19,003,560 outputs
Outputs from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#122
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#4,693
of 106,227 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Arthritis Research & Therapy
#1
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