Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

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Daniel Adadi

Department of Nursing, Faculty of Social and Community Sciences, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel

  • Research Article   
    The Role of Pain Catastrophizing and Anxiety Levels on Quality of Life in Fibromyalgia Compared with Healthy Women
    Author(s): Keren Grinberg*, Dyana Meshalhov, Daniel Adadi and Tomer Biton

    Patients with fibromyalgia (FM) present with chronic and diffuse musculoskeletal pain, a low pain threshold at specific anatomical points, weakness and fatigue, which eventually lead to reduced physical activity and decreased quality of life. Some studies have indicated a link between FM and personality and mental characteristics, but few have examined differences between women with FM and healthy women. The goals of this research were to investigate these differences, as well as the link between the degree of catastrophizing and coping with the disease among sick women. This comparative and correlative study examined 165 women 75 (46%) with FM and 90 (54%) healthy women. All the subjects filled out a socio-demographic questionnaire, the State and Trait Anxiety Questionnaire, and the Short Form Health Survey (SF-12). In addition, the women diagnosed with FM answered the Pain Catastrop.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.19.9.313

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