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International Scientific Indexing (ISI) Indexed Journal Applied Medical Research ISSN: 2149 - 2018
Applied Medical Research. 2024; 11(1):(152-157)

Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method on Self-Perception of Anxiety, Fatigue and Depression in Fibromyalgic Patients

Giorgio Mandala*, Valentina La Mantia, Cataldo Pietro, Marco Mirabella, Umberto Pandolfo T, Marianna BellafioreFP, Daniela Smirni FP and Caterina Forte T

The diagnosis and clinical characteristics of fibromyalgia are controversial and the therapeutic possibilities are increasingly of growing interest. Little is known about the effects of Feldenkrais method on symptomsof these patients. Therefore, we conducted a randomized pilot study on a small group of fibromyalgia patients, using the Feldenkrais method as a specific physical exercise, to evaluate the changes in fatigue, anxiety and depression self-perceived. Self-completion questionnaires were administered at the beginning and at the end of a 24-week trial period. The results are favorable for a reduction in fatigue and depression in patients with fibromyalgia.