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Human Studies

2019 Oct

Medicine (Baltimore)



Effectiveness, cost-utility, and benefits of a multicomponent therapy to improve the quality of life of patients with fibromyalgia in primary care: A mixed methods study protocol.


Caballol Angelats R, Gonçalves A Q, Aguilar Martín C, Sancho Sol M C, González Serra G, Casajuana M, Carrasco-Querol N, Fernández-Sáez J, Dalmau Llorca M R, Abellana R, Berenguera A
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 Oct; 98(41):e17289.
PMID: 31593081.


Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic condition characterized by chronic pain, fatigue and loss of function which significantly impairs quality of life. Although treatment of FM remains disputed, some studies point at the efficacy of interdisciplinary therapy. This study aims to analyze the effectiveness, cost-utility and benefits of a multicomponent therapy on quality of life (main variable), functional impact, mood and pain in people suffering from FM that attend primary care centers (PCCs) of the Catalan Institute of Health (ICS).