Researchers Validate Stanza App for Fibromyalgia Treatment

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Fibromyalgia treatment stanza app

A new study has recently found that a self-guided smartphone-based behavioral therapy effectively improved patients with fibromyalgia. Researchers conducted a study to test a smartphone app called Stanza. This app delivers a type of therapy called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). It is recommended for managing fibromyalgia. It is a long-lasting pain condition that affects many people, mostly women. It causes widespread pain and also causes some symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, fatigue, sleep problems and memory issues. It can also increase the risk of anxiety and depression. 

This study was recently published in The Lancet. In this study, researchers involved 275 people. They divided them into two groups such as the Stanza treatment group and the digital symptom tracker group. The Stanza treatment group received Stanza treatment. On the other hand, the digital symptom tracker group used a digital symptom tracker treatment. Then researchers tracked these people for the next 12 weeks. 

When researchers observed the collected data, they found that 70.6% of people in the Stanza group said they felt better according to a measure of their well-being called Patient Global Impression in Change. Researchers found that Stanza treatment showed better results as compared to the digital symptom tracker treatment. It effectively improved function, symptoms, and impact of fibromyalgia. It also reduced fatigue, sleep disturbance, pain intensity, interference and depression. Researchers also found that no participant experienced side effects effects from the treatment. 

One of the researchers said that there are not many effective options for treating fibromyalgia. The available medications also often have side effects that are hard to handle. But this non-drug approach called Stanza has been validated as a guideline-directed treatment. 

This research clearly shows that Stanza app can effectively improve the health of people with fibromyalgia. This study is very important as there are no effective treatments available for this disorder. Hence healthcare professionals should consider this treatment and suggest it those who are suffering from this disorder. It can effectively reduce the risk of many health complications such as anxiety and depression.