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Master Thesis

Étude étiologique du contrôle postural chez le sujet fibromyalgique

Abstract : Background: Fibromyalgia is a primary chronic pain which the main symptoms are diffuse pain, fatigue and sleep disturbances. It mainly affects middle-aged caucasian women. According to a study dating from 2014, the fibromyalgia patient is subject to a high risk of falls. Objectives. The aim of this review is to highlight a deficiency in postural control in the patient with fibromyalgia. It was therefore necessary to select studies evaluating the balance of fibromyalgia patients in comparison with healthy patients. Method: The search for documentary sources was carried out on the various available medical database platforms, mainly PubMed, with "Fibromyalgia" and "Postural balance" used as MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) terms. Results: Out of 50 articles identified, only 6 are retained after selection according to title, abstract and full text. These are six cross-sectional analytical studies. A total of 537 patients participated in the studies (300 participants with fibromyalgia and 237 healthy participants). The results of the studies show impaired postural control in subjects with fibromyalgia syndrome, mainly when assessed by the mini-BESTest, Berg balance scale, mCTSIB and Romberg's sign. The impact of the pathology on the quality of life is very important and could have a role in this deficit. Conclusion: The balance of the subject with fibromyalgia evaluated in this review appears to be altered. Further studies are needed to confirm this deficiency and target the precise dimensions of postural control that are impaired.
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Sandro Di Matteo. Étude étiologique du contrôle postural chez le sujet fibromyalgique. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03356411⟩



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