Assessment of balance and functional capacity in fibromyalgia patients with and without migraine




Fibromyalgia, Migraine, Functional capacity, Balance


To evaluate the balance and functional capacity of fibromyalgia patients’ with and without migraine.
Observational study with 60 women, between 20 and 60 years old (47±9 years), who were allocated into the following groups: 1. fibromyalgia and migraine (n=49); 2. only fibromyalgia (n=11). The following were used: Migraine Disability Assessment Test (MIDAS) to analyze the impact of migraine on quality of life; Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ-R) to assess the impact of fibromyalgia; six-minute walk test (6MWT)
to assess functional capacity and Berg Balance Scale (BBE) for balance analysis.
There was no difference between groups 1 and 2 regarding functional capacity (TC6M: 308.7 m ±107.33 vs. 298.8 m ±153.54; p=0.55) and balance (BBE: 48± 14 vs. 47±16; p=0.68) as well as the impact on quality of life (FIQ: 78.8±14.77 vs. 74.4±13.99; p=0.28 and MIDAS: 31 ±24).
Our study showed that there was no difference in functional capacity, balance and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients compared to patients with fibromyalgia associated with migraine.


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Notaro LST, Barros MMMB, Vasconcelos TS, Menezes MCM de, Oliveira DA de, Wanderley D. Assessment of balance and functional capacity in fibromyalgia patients with and without migraine. Headache Med [Internet]. 2022 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Mar. 2];13(2):124-32. Available from:




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