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Editor's Correspondence
June 9, 2008

Intention-to-Treat Analysis May Better Represent the Actual Efficacy

Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(11):1228. doi:10.1001/archinte.168.11.1228-a

Rooks et al1 report that patients with fibromyalgia syndrome experienced a meaningful improvement in physical function and well-being after undergoing a program of aerobic and flexibility exercise, strength training, and a self-help course (the Arthritis Foundation's Fibromyalgia Self-Help Course). This is a finding with important treatment implications for this difficult-to-treat syndrome.