A influência da Fisioterapia na redução da intensidade da dor e no efeito global percebido de pacientes com dores musculoesqueléticas

Translated title of the contribution: The influence of the Physiotherapy on pain reduction and global perceived effect of patients with musculoskeletal pain.

Aline de Oliveira Chaves, Renato Santos de Almeida, Leticia Amaral Corrêa, Felipe José Jandre Reis, Ney Armando Meziat Filho, Leandro Alberto Calazans Nogueira

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Abstract

The clinical improvement of the patient with musculoskeletal pain (MP) should be monitored together with the perception of the patient about the treatment effect, despite the lack of information on this subject. Objective: To analyze the influence of physiotherapeutic treatment on the pain reduction and global perceived effect in patients with MP. Methods: A retrospective observational analytic study was performed in 61 patients with MP that answered a question about their pain intensity and another question about the global perceived effect of the physical therapy treatment. The pain intensity measured after 10 months of follow-up was compared to the initial values. Results: Participants were predominantly female (83.3%) adults (mean age 59.6 years old). The mean pain intensity at the initial evaluation was 6.4 (± 2.7), with a mean of pain time of 20.3 months. The mean pain intensity after telephone contact was 4.37 (± 3.9). The analysis of the global perceived effect evidenced improvement in most of the participants (16.7% completely recovered, 39.7% much improved, 26.7% slightly improved). Conclusion: Patients with MP showed pain reduction and improvement on the global perceived effect after a Physiotherapy treatment.
Translated title of the contributionThe influence of the Physiotherapy on pain reduction and global perceived effect of patients with musculoskeletal pain.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)147-155
Number of pages9
JournalFisioterapia Brasil
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • physical therapy
  • chronic pain
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • pain intensity
  • global perceived effect

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