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A systematic review of the effects of strength training in patients with fibromyalgia: clinical outcomes and design considerations

Current evidence demonstrates that strength training is beneficial for patients with fibromyalgia, resulting in reduced pain, fatigue, number of tender points, depression, and anxiety, with increased functional capacity and quality of life.

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    Authors: Licia Maria Henrique da Mota, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Ana Paula Monteiro Gomides, Angela Luzia Branco Pinto Duarte, Bóris Afonso Cruz, Claiton Viegas Brenol, Cleandro Pires de Albuquerque, Geraldo da Rocha Castelar Pinheiro, Ieda Maria Magalhães Laurindo, Ivanio Alves Pereira, Manoel Barros Bertolo, Mariana Peixoto Guimarães Ubirajara Silva de Souza, Max Vitor Carioca de Freitas, Paulo Louzada-Júnior, Ricardo Machado Xavier and Rina Dalva Neubarth Giorgi

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Formerly named Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia, the journal is celebrating its 60th year of publication. Articles published prior to January 2018 are available here.

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Aims and scope

Advances in Rheumatology is an international, open access journal publishing pre-clinical, translational and clinical studies on all aspects of paediatric and adult rheumatic diseases, including degenerative, inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. The journal is the official publication of the Brazilian Society of Rheumatology and welcomes original research (including systematic reviews and meta-analyses), literature reviews, guidelines and letters arising from published material.

Brazilian Society of Rheumatology

The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology (SBR) was founded in 1949 and its mission is to promote excellence in rheumatology by encouraging teaching, research and care and contributing to the formulation of public policies aimed at the health and well-being of the rheumatic patient. SBR brings together Brazilian rheumatologists, disseminating the specialty, organizing courses and congresses, fostering scientific research and its official scientific journal is Advances in Rheumatology.

The Brazilian Society of Rheumatology covers the article-processing charge for all editorially accepted articles submitted to the journal before 1 January 2021.


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