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

|
|

Trending News

How disease names can stigmatize

Methyl Folate Improves Severe Depression: Is this Relevant for the Biochemistry of ME/CFS?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Is a Legitimate Disease That Needs Proper Diagnos...

Wanted: Patient Participation in Quality of ME/CFS Medical Care Survey

5 Lessons I've Learnt About ME/CFS

The Case for Centers of Excellence in ME/CFS

An Investigation of Symptoms Predating CFS Onset

Slow wave sleep in the chronically fatigued: Power spectra distribution patterns in chronic fatigue ...

Asking for Help Is Giving a Gift

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – IOM Report Presents New Diagnostic Criteria

 
Print Page
Email Article

Social Support Most Important Factor for Working Women with Fibromyalgia

  [ 1 vote ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 3, 2013


Symptoms of subordinated importance in fibromyalgia when differentiating working from non-working women.
– Source: Work, March 26, 2013

By G.M. Liedberg and, M. Björk

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: The aim was to identify differences in self-reported symptoms among working (W) and non-working (NW)women, and to determine the most important biopsychosocial variables in differentiating one group from the other.

METHOD: A questionnaire was mailed to 524 members of a local chapter of the Swedish Rheumatology Association. A total of 362 persons responded (69%); 96% of which were women. Women older than 64 years and all men were excluded. The final study group consisted of 95 W, and 227 NW women. The questionnaire included data on demographics, employment, support, exercise, daily activities and symptoms. Data were analysed using univariate statistics and a partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA).

RESULTS:
The results showed that 41% of the W and 42% of the NW women were/had been employed in service, care or business. The NW women reported a significantly higher severity of symptoms compared with the W women. The most important variable when differentiating the W from the NW women was social support from colleagues and employers.

CONCLUSION: To change prevailing attitudes and values towards persons with a work disability, a process of active intervention involving staff is needed. Educating employers as to how a disability may influence a work situation, and the importance of social support, can be improved.


Source: Work, March 26, 2013. By G.M. Liedberg and, M. Björk. Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
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 Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction A Breakthrough for Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue
Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging Broad Spectrum Protection Against Brain Aging
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle

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