The Importance Of Aerobic Training For Primary Outcomes At Small

1283 WordsMay 8, 20176 Pages
In this study heterogeneity assessed by the I 2 statistic. This refers to the overall portion of total variation observed between the trials that is attributed to differences between trials rather than a sample error. The meta-analysis had an effect size for primary outcomes at small to medium with several I 2 statistics greater than 50%, indicating heterogeneity, or lack of consistency. Based on a funnel plot analysis publication bias was ruled out. Attrition and drop rate may contribute to this statistical inconsistency. This stated difference is likely due to methodological quality, type of duration of exercise intervention, and training dosage. Because of this result a random effects meta-analysis model was used rather than a fixed…show more content…
Only five studies met the inclusion criteria. Selection criteria included: being a randomized clinical trial, diagnosis fibromyalgia, adult samples, full-text publications, and inclusion of data comparing resistance training versus a control or other physical activity group. A comprehensive data collection and analysis of the detailed search for relevant trials is available. Discussed is the independent risk of bias of intervention, and data by pairs of a reviewers. This could be taken to the full team of 11 researchers if any discrepancies were found. The multidisciplinary team had experts in library science, critical appraisal, pain, clinical rheumatology, and exercise physiology. Included in the studies were 219 women participants all with fibromyalgia. Ninety-five of the participants were assigned to resistance training programs. These programs ranged from 16 to 21 weeks. Individual studies were again assessed for validity. Quality of evidence was shown as low in most studies. No large group studies have been reported with most studies containing less than 100 patients. Searches were not limited to English only publications. Primary authors were contacted for clarification, and additional information when indicated. Assessment of individual articles was included, the Cochrane ‘risk of bias’ tool, used to address seven specific domains. Other sources of bias
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