Physical training and fatigue, fitness, and quality of life in Guillain-Barré syndrome and CIDP.

Autor(es): Garssen M. P. J.; Bussmann J. B. J.; Schmitz P. I. M.; Zandbergen A.; Welter T. G.; Merkies I. S. J.; Stam H. J.; van Doorn P. A.

Resumo: Many patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) experience excessive fatigue, which may persist for years and reduce quality of life. The authors performed a 12-week study of bicycle exercise training in 20 patients with severe fatigue, 16 with relatively good recovery from GBS, and 4 with stable CIDP. Training seemed well tolerated, and self-reported fatigue scores decreased 20% (p = 0.001). Physical fitness, functional outcome, and quality of life were improved.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 63, n. 12, p. 2393-2395, 2004

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1212/01.WNL.0000148589.87107.9C

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2004