Table 7: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), pain (visual analogue scale (VAS)), quality of life subscales of SF-36 (physical functioning index (pfi), role-physical index (rolph), body-pain index (pain), general health perceptions index (ghp), vitality index (vital), social functioning index (social), role-emotional index (rolem), mental health index (mhi), health transition item (rawhtran), physical component summary (pcs) and mental component summary (mcs)), and pain (SES; affective and sensory scores ( -values)) before therapy (I1), after therapy (I2), and 2 months after I2 (I3) with deep oscillation massage; mean and 95% confidence interval (95% CI).

Outcome measures
I1I2I3 value

FIQ59.7 (56.5; 63.0)48.2 (44.2; 52.2) 48.5 (44.4; 52.6)<0.001#

VAS6.34 (5.85; 6.83) 4.55 (4.01; 5.10) 5.15 (4.64; 5.66)<0.001#

SF 36
 pfi 45.7 (40.5; 50.9)54.8 (49.0; 60.4)52.1 (46.7; 57.5)<0.002#
 rolph16.1 (9.6; 22.5)35.0 (26.1; 43.9)30.0 (21.2; 38.8)<0.005#
 pain32.1 (28.7; 35.4)42.4 (38.4; 46.4)41.7 (37.0; 46.3)<0.001#
 ghp39.4 (35.9; 42.9)45.8 (42.0; 49.6)43.7 (39.8; 47.6)<0.009#
 vital32.9 (28.9; 36.9)41.2 (36.7; 45.7)40.4 (35.7; 45.0)<0.001#
 social54.3 (47.7; 60.8)62.0 (56.1; 67.9)60.4 (54.5; 66.2)<0.009*
 rolem42.9 (32.0; 53.7)52.4 (41.8; 63.0)43.8 (33.6; 54.0)n. s.
 mhi52.2 (47.9; 56.5)61.8 (58.0; 65.6)56.3 (51.9; 60.7)<0.05#
 rawhtran3.31 (3.05; 3.58)2.56 (2.31; 2.80)2.71 (2.45; 2.97)<0.001#
 pcs30.9 (29.1; 32.7)35.0 (33.0; 37.0)34.8 (32.7; 37.0)<0.001#
 mcs40.5 (37.5; 43.4)44.1 (41.5; 46.7)41.7 (38.9; 44.4)<0.02*

SES
 Affective score52.3 (50.0; 54.7)45.5 (43.2; 47.7)47.0 (44.4; 49.7)<0.001#
 Sensory score55.8 (53.2; 58.4)51.0 (48.3; 53.7)50.3 (47.8; 52.8)<0.001#

All of the data shown are mean (95% CI).
Significant difference between I1 and I2 and between I1 and I3 (the weaker value is given).
Significant difference between I1 and I2 only; n. s.: not significant .