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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria in the al-Andalus physical activity trial

From: Land- and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: the al-andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
- Age: 35-65 years. - Acute or terminal illness.
- To be diagnosed with fibromyalgia by a rheumatologist and meeting the American College of Rheumatology criteria: widespread pain for more than 3 months, and pain with 4 kg/cm of pressure reported for 11 or more of 18 tender points [6]. - Myocardial infarction in the past 3 months.
- Not to have other severe somatic or psychiatric disorders, or other diseases that prevent physical loading (Answer "no" to all questions on the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire-PAR-Q [29]). - Unstable cardiovascular disease or other medical condition.
- Not to be engaged in regular physical activity > 20 min on > 3 days/week in the past 3 months. - Upper or lower extremity fracture in the past 3 months.
- Planning to stay in the same Association during the study. - Unwillingness to either complete the study requirements or to be randomised into control or training group.
- Able to ambulate without assistance. - Severe dementia (MMSE < 10)
- Able to communicate. - Presence of neuromuscular disease or drugs affecting neuromuscular function.
- Informed consent: Must be capable and willing to provide consent. - To be engaged in other physical or psychological treatment.