Effect of aerobic exercise training on oxygen uptake and kinetics in patients with fibromyalgia

Dinler M., Diracoglu D., Kasikcioglu E., Sayli O., Akin A. , Aksoy C., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, vol.30, no.2, pp.281-284, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00296-009-1126-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-284
  • Keywords: Fibromyalgia, Exercise, Fatigue, Oxygen uptake, Microcirculation, MUSCLE, CAPACITY, FATIGUE


The aim of this study is to investigate relation between cardiopulmonary performance and muscular microcirculation in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Twenty-one female sedentary patients who were diagnosed as FMS, and 15 sedentary females were enrolled in to the study. All participants underwent a modified Bruce multistage maximal treadmill protocol with metabolic measurements and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy measurements. Exercise sessions were performed 3 times a week for 8 weeks. The results of the study suggest that cardiopulmonary system in charge of delivering oxygen to whole body and muscular microcirculation may have dysfunction in patients with FMS.