Eficácia do Shiatsu na dor, sono, ansiedade, nível de confiança no equilibrio e qualidade de vida de indivíduos com fibromialgia: um ensaio clínico controlado / Efficacy of Shiatsu on pain, sleep, anxiety, balance confidence level and quality of life in individuals with fibromyalgia: a controlled clinical trial


IBICT - Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia




Introduction: Fibromyalgia is a common rheumatological disorder that greatly impairs quality of life. It is characterized by chronic widespread pain and decreased pain threshold, normally associated with symptoms and comorbidities, such as non-restorative sleep, balance disorders and anxiety. Among treatment modalities, the use of complementary and alternative therapies is increasing, but more evidence is needed. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Shiatsu in pain, sleep quality, anxiety, balance confidence level and health-related quality of life of individuals with fibromyalgia. Methods: 34 subjects aged 33 to 62 years participated in this study and were divided into: Shiatsu Group (SG; n=17), which received 16 sessions of full-body Shiatsu lasting 50 minutes, twice a week, and Control Group (CG; n=17), which received educational guidance through a booklet. Groups were assessed at baseline, after 4 and 8 weeks, regarding: pain intensity by Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), pain threshold by dolorimetry, sleep quality by Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), anxiety by State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, balance confidence level by Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale (ABC Scale) and quality of life by the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Results: by logistic regression, it was found that the eight-week treatment with Shiatsu was associated with improvements in VAS (p=0.043), pain threshold (p=0.014), PSQI (p=0.006), ABC Scale (p=0.026) and FIQ (p=0.016). All these variables also presented clinically important relative percentage changes (VAS: 40.6%; pain threshold: 76.4%; PSQI: 34.4%; ABC Scale: 44.2%; FIQ: 22.3%). There were no statistically significant or clinically relevant improvements for anxiety. Conclusion: Shiatsu was effective for improving pain, sleep quality, balance confidence and quality of life of subjects with fibromyalgia.


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