ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

CDC Whistleblower Reveals Widespread Manipulation of Scientific Data and Top-Down Pressure on CDC Sc...

Do gut bacteria rule our minds?

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Unlocking the Secrets of Peppermint, Acacia and Fennel

9 Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging

Coenzyme Q10 Benefits Symptoms in Gulf War Veterans: Results of a Randomized Double-Blind Study

Antibiotics in early life may alter immunity long-term

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

Depression Linked to Parkinson's Disease

 
Print Page
Email Article

Invalidation, lack of personal support, loneliness more marked with fibromyalgia than other rheumatic diseases

  [ 15 votes ]   [ 1 Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • February 17, 2012


Article:
Loneliness in patients with rheumatic diseases: The significance of invalidation and lack of social support
– Source: Journal of Psychology, Jan-April 2012

By MB Kool, R Geenen

Abstract:
Rheumatic diseases affect about 20% of the population, leading to common symptoms such as joint problems, pain, fatigue, and stiffness. Loneliness is prevalent in individuals with rheumatic diseases. This could be due to not receiving social support and being stigmatized and invalidated, which might be most common in fibromyalgia, a rheumatic disease that lacks medical evidence. ["Invalidated" means people do not believe in one's symptoms.]

The aim of this study was to compare loneliness in distinct rheumatic diseases and to examine the association of loneliness with social support and invalidation.

Participants were 927 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (n = 152), fibromyalgia (n = 341), osteoarthritis (n = 150), rheumatoid arthritis (n = 171), or systemic diseases (n = 113).

They completed online questionnaires including an 11-point Likert scale assessing loneliness, the Illness Invalidation Inventory (3*1; Kool et al., 2010), and the Social Support Survey (SSS; De Boer, Wijker, Speelman, & De Haes, 1996; Sherbourne & Stewart, 1991).

Patients with fibromyalgia experienced significantly more loneliness than patients with ankylosing spondylitis and patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Besides being younger, having lower education, and not working, in multiple regression analyses both lack of social support and invalidation were independently correlated with loneliness.

This suggests that to decrease loneliness, therapeutic attention should be given to both increasing social support as well as decreasing invalidation (stigma) in patients with rheumatic diseases, especially in patients with fibromyalgia.

Source: Journal of Psychology, Jan-April 2012; 146(1-2):229-41. PMID: 22303622, by Kool MB, Geenen R. Utrecht University, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. [Email: m.b.kool@uu.nl]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

Lack of personal support in rheumatic disease
Posted by: spacee
Feb 18, 2012
It is offensive to me to read that FM patients are younger, have less education and don't work
as opposed to the other ill ppl. I know plenty of older, well educated ppl who are still hanging]
on to their jobs and have FM. I feel like that was a biased opinion against FM patients.
Reply Reply
 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Vitamin B-12

Save on Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils

Natural Remedies

Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?
More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History More Weight Loss than Any Other Discovery in Supplement History
IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders IBS, Crohn’s Disease, Colitis, and Other Digestive Disorders
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
The Curcumin Revolution: The Curcumin Revolution: "Golden" Ticket to Better Health

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing