Abstract: “Death of a lifestyle” – the effects of social support and healthcare support on the quality of life of persons with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome

Orthop Nurs. 2004 Nov-Dec;23(6):364-74.

Schoofs N, Bambini D, Ronning P, Bielak E, Woehl J.

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate how social support and healthcare support affect the quality of life of persons with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.

METHOD: A constant comparison method was used for the qualitative portion of the research and descriptive correlational methods were used for the quantitative portion.

CONCLUSION: This mixed design research study suggested that social support, unlike healthcare support, is related to Quality of Life (QOL). It was also evident that subjects suffering from CFS and/or FMS do not experience high levels of social support.

PMID: 15682879 [PubMed – in process]

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