Living With Fibromyalgia: Triggers,Subgroups, and a Cognitive-Behavioral and Interactive Technology-Based Intervention
The purpose of this study is to conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews to examine the personal experiences of women living with fibromyalgia. The specific aims of this study are to identify clinically relevant “triggers” of fibromyalgia symptoms and examine their impact on activity limitations and participation restrictions.
|Study Design:||Additional Descriptors: Psychosocial
Allocation: Random Sample
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Living With Fibromyalgia (FM): Triggers,Clinical Subgroups, and the Effects Of A Self-Monitored Cognitive-Behavioral and Interactive Technology-Based Intervention on Clinical Subgroups|
|Study Start Date:||June 2005|
|Estimated Study Completion Date:||June 2006|
Fibromyalgia (FM) may currently be the most common rheumatic diagnosis of rheumatologists among their female patients, with 15-20% of all new rheumatology referrals meeting the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia live through widespread musculoskeletal chronic pain, fatigue, psychological distress, and exhibit diminished physical performance due in part to the cycle of pain that adversely affect their activity participation and overall well-being.
The purpose of this prospective mixed methods study is to conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews using ethnographic techniques to examine the personal experiences of women living with fibromyalgia. The specific aims of this study are to identify clinically relevant “triggers” of fibromyalgia symptoms and examine their impact on activity limitations and participation restrictions.
|United States, Pennsylvania|
|University of Pittsburgh - Department of Occupational Therapy|
|Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15260|
|Principal Investigator:||Hazel L Breland, PhD||University of Pittsburgh|