What is Rest breaks?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Patients with various conditions may find it helpful to plan rest breaks for a short time every couple of hours to get through the day. Resting can serve to improve mood and function by providing a period of physical and mental relaxation and recovery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fatigue 23 6
Pain 10 1
Pain in lower back 8 1
General health 4 1
Joint pain 3 2
Depressed mood 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Rest breaks

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 1
Difficulty standing 1
Feeling of disconnection 1
Inability to cope with life 1
Inability to maintain good quality of life 1
Swelling in feet 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Rest breaks

Dosage Patients
4 hr daily 1
10 other daily 1
4 hr five times daily 1
10minutes as needed 1
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Rest breaks

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
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Duration

Currently using Rest breaks

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Rest breaks

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Rest breaks

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sumbutterfly
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See sumbutterfly's full Rest breaks history

Mar 1, 2009 (Started Sep 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Daily

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