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

Magnesium + Malic Acid: One-Two Punch for Pain & Fatigue

Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial

Researchers shed new light on cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

May 12 International ME/CFS, Lyme, and FM Awareness Day

Brain abnormalities in ME/CFS

The role of Epstein-Barr virus infection in the development of autoimmune thyroid diseases

Heroes Amidst the Daily Grind of Chronic Illness

Looking After Yourself Isn’t Selfish

Adapting Successfully to Long Term Illness – May Start with Dumping the Denial

Safely Burn Away Body Fat

 
Print Page
Email Article

Are Members of Fibromyalgia Self-Help Groups "Different"?

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 15, 2013


[Are members of fibromyalgia syndrome self-help groups "different"? : Demographic and clinical characteristics of members and non-members of fibromyalgia syndrome self-help groups.]  [Article in German]
– Source:  Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie, April 13, 2013

By E. Jung, et al.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: No data were available on demographic and clinical characteristics of members of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) self-help groups in Germany.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out from November 2010 to April 2011. A set of questionnaires was distributed by the German League Against Rheumatism and the German Fibromyalgia Association to members and to all consecutive FMS patients at nine clinical centres of different levels of care. The set included a self-developed questionnaire on demographic and medical data and on previously and currently used therapies, the patient health questionnaire (PHQ 4) and the fibromyalgia survey questionnaire.

RESULTS: Members of FMS self-help groups (N?=?1,014) were older and reported a longer duration of chronic widespread pain, less anxiety and depression and a more frequent current use of aerobic exercise, relaxation training and complementary alternative medication than participants not affiliated with FMS self-help groups (N?=?630).

CONCLUSIONS: Membership in FMS self-help groups was associated with less psychological distress and a more frequent use of active self-management strategies.


Source:  Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie, April 13, 2013. By E. Jung, B. Erbslöh-Möller, M. Gesmann, H. Kühn-Becker, F. Petermann, J. Langhorst, T. Weiss, R. Thoma, A. Winkelmann, and W. Häuser. Klinik Innere Medizin I, Klinikum Saarbrücken GmbH, Winterberg 1, 66119, Saarbrücken, Deutschland.




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 Nutritional Supplement Orders

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
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
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

Natural Remedies

Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Tart Cherry
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket Carry a Massage Therapist in Your Pocket
Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms? Could a B-12 Deficiency Be Causing Your Symptoms?

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