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Abstract Title:

Relaxation and guided imagery in Hispanic persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia: a pilot study.

Abstract Source:

Fam Community Health. 2008 Jul-Sep;31(3):204-12. PMID: 18552601

Abstract Author(s):

Victoria Menzies, Sunny Kim

Article Affiliation:

School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA. vsmenzies@vcu.edu

Abstract:

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder affecting 2% of the population in the United States. Another 16 million Hispanics suffer from generically identified rheumatic diseases that likely include FM. Because there are few reported studies of Hispanics with FM, a pilot study using a repeated-measures pretest-posttest design investigated the effects of a 10-week mind-body intervention (visual imagery with relaxation) on symptom management. The change in means from baseline to week 10 demonstrated improvement in self-efficacy for managing pain and other symptoms and functional status. Visual imagery with relaxation is a mind-body intervention that may be used for symptom management in this population.

Study Type : Human Study

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