Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

How to Cope When Others Don't Understand Your Illness

Even my tired is tired!

Melatonin Helps Fibromyalgia Pain: A Double-Blind Study

Super Bowl Champ Dominique Easley Tackles Fibromyalgia for His Sister

The Next Lyrica? Thousand Person Fibromyalgia Drug Trial Underway

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Epigenetics, Fibromyalgia and You!

 
Print Page
Email Article

People with Fibromyalgia Have Deficits in Fine Motor Control and Manual Dexterity

  [ 3 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 12, 2013


Article:

Bilateral deficits in fine motor control ability and manual dexterity in women with fibromyalgia syndrome.
– Source: Experimental Brain Research, January 26, 2013

By M. Perez-de-Heredia-Torres, et al.

Abstract:


The aim of the current study was to investigate fine motor control ability and manual dexterity women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) without symptoms in the upper extremity compared to healthy women.

Subtests of the Purdue Pegboard Test (one-hand, bilateral and assembly) and of the Jebsen-Taylor hand-function test (writing, turning cards, picking up small, light and large heavy objects, simulated feeding and stacking checkers) were evaluated bilaterally in 20 women with FMS (aged 35-55  years) without symptoms in the upper limb and 20 age- and hand dominance-matched healthy women.

Differences between sides and groups were analysed with several analysis of variance (ANOVA).

  • The ANOVA revealed significant differences between groups (P  <  0.001) and sides (P  =  0.007) for one-hand pin placement subtest: women with FMS showed bilateral worse scores than controls.

  • Patients also exhibited significantly lower scores in bilateral pin placement and assembly subtests when compared to healthy controls (P  <  0.001).

  • The ANOVA also revealed significant differences between groups for writing, turning over cards, picking up small objects, stacking checkers, picking up large light objects and picking up large heavy objects (all, P  <  0.001): women with FMS needed more time for these subtests than healthy women with both hands.

  • No difference for simulated feeding was found between groups.

Our findings revealed bilateral deficits in fine motor control ability and manual dexterity in patients with FMS without symptoms in the upper extremity. These deficits are not related to the clinical features of the symptoms supporting an underlying central mechanism of altered motor control.


Source:
Experimental Brain Research, January 26, 2013. By M. Perez-de-Heredia-Torres, R.M. Martinez-Piedrola, M. Cigaran-Mendez, R. Ortega-Santiago and C. Fernandez-de-Las-Perias. Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, Madrid, Spain.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health The Revolutionary 'Good Fat' That Promotes Heart, Brain, Bone and Joint Health
Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery Energy Breakthrough - One Fibromyalgia Patient’s Fortuitous Discovery
When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear When a Negative is Positive - Goodnighties Recovery Sleepwear
Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing