Fibromyalgia, Spirituality, Coping and Quality of Life

Abstract The aim of this study is to identify the impact of spirituality on coping strategies and on the quality of life of fibromyalgia patients. The study was carried out on 590 people suffering from fibromyalgia. The data were collected with the French version of the WCC-R (The Ways of Coping Checklist: Cousson et al. 1996), the questionnaire of spirituality (Evaluation de La Spiritualité: Renard and Roussiau, 2016) and Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale questionnaire, translated into French (Blais et al. 1989). An analysis carried out with the software SPSS and Hayes’ models showed that both problem-focused coping and coping through social support seeking are mediating variables that enable an indirect link between spirituality and quality of life.
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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Abstract Pregabalin (PRG) possesses great therapeutic benefits in the treatment of epilepsy, neuropathic pain, and fibromyalgia. However, clinical data have reported incidence or exacerbation of heart failure following PRG administration. Experimental data exploring cardiac alterations and its underlying mechanisms are quite scarce. The aim of the present work was to investigate the effect of PRG on morphometric, echocardiographic, neurohumoral, and histopathological parameters in rats. It was hypothesized that alterations in cardiac renin angiotensin system (RAS) might be involved in PRG-induced cardiotoxicity. T...
Source: Cardiovascular Toxicology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc Toxicol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe characteristic signs of a damaged thermo ‐nociceptive system as revealed by LEPs were absent in this large cohort of FMS patients.SignificanceThe present research does not support the hypothesis that small fibre neuropathy is a significant contributor to the pathophysiology of FMS.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
Conditions:   Trigeminal Neuralgia;   Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia Intervention:   Drug: Galcanezumab Sponsors:   Duke University;   Eli Lilly and Company Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical AssociationAuthor(s): Ke-Vin Chang, Chih-Hsien Hung, Wei-Zen Sun, Wei-Ting Wu, Chiu-Lian Lai, Der-Sheng Han, Chih-Cheng ChenBackgroundFibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. A common complaint is soreness. However, until now, no assessment tool is available to address soreness and evaluate its impact on disease severity. We aimed to establish a questionnaire for soreness assessment and to evaluate its validity in fibromyalgia patients.MethodsPatients diagnosed with fibromyalgia per the Amer...
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: FM is highly prevalent among nursing staff. Our findings point towards the possibility that work-related stress and traumatic events may play a major role in the development of FM symptoms among nurses. With aging this association is more significant. PMID: 31694749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain. A common complaint is soreness. However, until now, no assessment tool is available to address soreness and evaluate its impact on disease severity. We aimed to establish a questionnaire for soreness assessment and to evaluate its validity in fibromyalgia patients. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia per the American College of Rheumatology criteria (2011) were recruited. The Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire with an integration of Soreness Assessment (FIQRS) was established by adding fi...
Source: J Formos Med Assoc - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: J Formos Med Assoc Source Type: research
Condition:   Fibromyalgia Interventions:   Other: Mediterranean-diet enriched with a higher dose of tryptophan and magnesium;   Other: Isocaloric diet Sponsor:   University of Alicante Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
[Lysophosphatidic Acid Receptor Signaling Underlying Chronic Pain and Neuroprotective Mechanisms through Prothymosin α]. Yakugaku Zasshi. 2019;139(11):1403-1415 Authors: Ueda H Abstract For my Ph.D. research topic, I isolated endogenous morphine-like analgesic dipeptide, kyotorphin, which mediates Met-enkephalin release, and discovered kyotorphin synthetase, a putative receptor and antagonist. Furthermore, I succeeded in purifying μ-opioid receptor and functional reconstitution with purified G proteins. After receiving my full professor position at Nagasaki University in 1996, I worked on two...
Source: Yakugaku Zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Yakugaku Zasshi Source Type: research
Abstract Currently, only a few medicines have been approved for use in the clinical treatment of chronic pain, but they are not fully satisfying due to their side effects. From the view that radical treatment, rather than simply treating symptoms, is more important in addressing life-long chronic pain, we have been investigating translational research for a mechanism-based medicine to treat pain. Through the characterization of various types of peripheral and central neuropathic pain in mice, we discovered that lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) plays roles in definitive mechanisms of the development and maintenance of n...
Source: Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Biol Pharm Bull Source Type: research
We reported our multidisciplinary protocol for the management of fibromyalgia associated with imbalance. Our aim was to verify the effectiveness of a proprioceptive training program as a complementary therapy for a traditional protocol of education, mindfulness, and exercise training for the management of fibromyalgia associated with imbalance. METHODS Retrospective cohort study on 84 women, with primary fibromyalgia associated to imbalance. A group of patients performed traditional exercise training; in a second group the training was supplemented with proprioception exercises. Each session lasted from 40 to 60 minutes an...
Source: Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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