Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue & Polymyalgia Rheumatica Program
The program provides supervised exercise, health education and resource support for adults with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and polymyalgia rheumatica. Studying the effects of exercise, health education and resource support on physical and psychological symptoms and functional capacity related to these disorders is the research focus.
The program is housed at UNCG and at the Gateway University Research Park (a joint venture between UNCG and N.C. A&T State University), and is directed by Dr. Bill Karper.
This year-around, research and service program provides limited hands-on experience for selected undergraduate and graduate students interested in chronic pain conditions.
- To study program effects on physical outcomes.
- To study program effects on psychological outcomes.
- To study program effects on functional capacity.
- To provide an individualized exercise program for participants.
- To provide health education and resource support for participants.