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Effects of Dance on Pain in Patients with Fibromyalgia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Table 2

Characteristics of the sample and the protocol.

Characteristics of the SampleProtocol
Study/YearSize (N)Age (SD)Control Group TreatmentDance Based Group Treatment

Bojner-Horwitz, E. et al 20033657 (7.20)NoneDance Movement Therapy

Bojner – Horwitz, E. et al 20063657 (7.20)NoneDance Movement Therapy

Carbonell-Baeza, A. et all 201059
71∗∗
54.2 (6.2) EG
51.4 (7.4) CG
NoneBiodance

Lopez- Rodriguez, M.M. et al 201239
70∗∗
55.41 (7.46)Stretching exercise program: global and specific stretches of different muscle areas.Biodance in a pool with a water temperature of 29°C, preceded by a shower at 33-35°C.

Carbonell-Baeza, A. el al 201231
38∗∗
54.5 (7.5) EG
50.9± 7.7 CG
Multidisciplinary program based on: Pool exercises. Activity in the exercise room. Psychological-Educational Therapy.Biodance

Baptista, A.S. et al 201275
80∗∗
49.5 EG
49.1 CG
NoneBelly Dance

Lopez- Rodriguez, M.M. et al 201359
76∗∗
55.45 (7.80) EG
54.23 (7.21) CG
Stretching exercise program: Slow and coordinated breathing stretches.Biodance in a pool with a water temperature of 29°C, preceded by a shower at 33-35°C.

: n for the analysis of the effect of the treatment; : n for the analysis of the intention to treat effect; EG: experimental group; CG: control group; N/A: not applicable; SD: standard deviation.

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