Pain Management, Coping with Stress, and Quality of Life for Women with Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Case Study
Euis Desy Mayangsari, Elizabeth Kristi Poerwandari, Mellia Christia
Elizabeth Kristi Poerwandari
Available Online August 2019.
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- fibromyalgia, coping stress, pain management, quality of life
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Euis Desy Mayangsari AU - Elizabeth Kristi Poerwandari AU - Mellia Christia PY - 2019/08 DA - 2019/08 TI - Pain Management, Coping with Stress, and Quality of Life for Women with Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Case Study BT - 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 283 EP - 294 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.24 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.24 ID - Mayangsari2019/08 ER -