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Physiotherapy Interventions for the Management of Fibromyalgia: Clinical and Cost Effectiveness

Published on: June 12, 2017
Project Number: RB1101-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for the management of fibromyalgia?

Key Message

Ten systematic reviews (eight with meta-analysis) and four economic evaluations were identified regarding the clinical benefits and harms or cost-effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions for fibromyalgia in adults.

Tags

acupuncture, fibromyalgia, hydrotherapy, massage, physical therapy modalities, transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation, ultrasonography, musculoskeletal, water therapy, water therapies, TENS, fibrositis, physical therapy, muscular rheumatism