Participants Needed for Fibromyalgia Study (Location: California)

Corin R. Walson

Director of Public Relations & Marketing

National Fibromyalgia Association

714-921-0150 TEL

714-921-6920 FAX

www.FMaware.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

30 December 2005

Contact: Grace Amaya at 714-278-7317

Participants Needed for Fibromyalgia Study

FULLERTON, Calif—The National Fibromyalgia Association and Cal State Fullerton are looking for participants for a research study to determine the effects of a combination of topical oils on the ability of women with fibromyalgia to participate in a 12-week exercise program from February 18 to May 6, 2006.

To qualify for the study a woman must:

Be between 25 and 79 years of age.
Be diagnosed by a qualified physician to have fibromyalgia as defined by the American College of Rheumatology
NOT currently exercise 3 times/week for 30 minutes or more.
NOT have a diagnosis of psychosis, bipolar disorder, or schizoaffective disorder
NOT have severe pain from osteoarthritis, bursitis, plantar fascitis, tendonitis or other condition that would interfere with participating in the exercise program.
NOT have a diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis or an autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus

Research Sites will be at two locations:

Center for Successful Aging at California State University, Fullerton
South Orange County (location to be determine)

If you are interested in participating in the study, call Grace Amaya at 714-278-7317 with your name and phone number. You will then be contacted to set-up appointments for screening and assessments starting January 16 to February 11, 2006.

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