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What Feeling Well Means for Women with Fibromyalgia

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Meanings of Feeling Well for Women With Fibromyalgia.
– Source: Health Care for Women International, November 8, 2012

By Päivi Juuso, Lisa Skär, Malin Olsson and Siv Söderberg

 Abstract:

The researchers’ focus in this study was to elucidate meanings of feeling well for women with fibromyalgia (FM). We obtained narrative interviews with 13 women with FM and used a phenomenological-hermeneutic interpretation to analyze the interview texts.

Our interpretation of the findings shows that for women with FM meanings of feeling well can be understood as having strength to be involved. The women’s experiences of feeling well meant

  • being in control,

  • having power,

  • finding one’s own pace, and

  • experiencing feelings of belonging.

Source: Health Care for Women International, November 8, 2012. By Päivi Juuso, Lisa Skär, Malin Olsson and Siv Söderberg. Division of Nursing, Department of Health Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden.

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