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Living with a double burden: Meanings of pain for women with Fibromyalgia
Saturday 20 August 2011
By P Juuso, et al.
Living with fibromyalgia (FM) means living with a chronic pain condition that greatly influences daily life.
The majority of people with FM are middle-aged women. The aim of this study was to elucidate meanings of pain for women with FM.
Fifteen women with FM were interviewed about their pain experiences and a phenomenological hermeneutic interpretation was used to analyze the interview texts.
The findings show that meanings of pain for women with FM can be understood as:
In order to support the women's needs and help them to feel well despite their pain, it is important that nurses and health care personnel acknowledge and understand women with FM and their pain experiences.
Source: International Journal of Qualitative Studies of Health and Well-being, Jul 13, 2011. PMID:21765861, by Juuso P, Skar L, Olsson M, Soderberg S. Division of Nursing, Department of Health Science, Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden.
The above originally appeared here.
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