Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey

JG McVeigh, A Millar, DA Hurley, JR Basford, GD Baxter

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    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    EventInternational Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists - Barcelona
    Duration: 1 Jan 2003 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists
    Period1/01/03 → …

    Keywords

    • Fibromyalgia
    • perceptions
    • rheumatology
    • women’s health
    • exercise
    • therapy
    • physiotherapy.

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    McVeigh, JG., Millar, A., Hurley, DA., Basford, JR., & Baxter, GD. (2003). Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey. In Unknown Host Publication
    McVeigh, JG ; Millar, A ; Hurley, DA ; Basford, JR ; Baxter, GD. / Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey. Unknown Host Publication. 2003.
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    McVeigh, JG, Millar, A, Hurley, DA, Basford, JR & Baxter, GD 2003, Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey. in Unknown Host Publication. International Congress of the World Confederation of Physical Therapists, 1/01/03.

    Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey. / McVeigh, JG; Millar, A; Hurley, DA; Basford, JR; Baxter, GD.

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    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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    McVeigh JG, Millar A, Hurley DA, Basford JR, Baxter GD. Patients' perceptions of exercise therapy in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome: A survey. In Unknown Host Publication. 2003