Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

Pain Management, Coping with Stress, and Quality of Life for Women with Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Case Study

Authors
Euis Desy Mayangsari, Elizabeth Kristi Poerwandari, Mellia Christia
Corresponding Author
Elizabeth Kristi Poerwandari
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
fibromyalgia, coping stress, pain management, quality of life
Abstract
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic illness characterized by pain that spreads throughout the body, accompanied by other symptoms. In general, fibromyalgia sufferers experience fatigue, mood disorders, dizziness, sleep disturbances, and difficulty in concentrating. Other symptoms are also often found in people with fibromyalgia, such as impurity, headaches, and intestinal irritation. Individuals with fibromyalgia are usually reported to have a decreased quality of life, decreased functioning status, and make greater demands on health services. This study was conducted using qualitative methods for pain management, coping with stress, and quality of life for women with fibromyalgia. In addition, this research can help provide an overview of fibromyalgia sufferers as the illness relates to psychological conditions and efforts to overcome changes that occur both physically and psychologically. The method used was in-depth interviews conducted on five women with fibromyalgia with an age range of 25–55 years.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
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978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.24How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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