Family Resilience and the Management of Fibromyalgia: Implications for Family Therapists
fibromyalgia, family resilience, family therapy, medical internet research
Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is one of the most troubling rheumatic disorders for patients, significant others, and the health care providers who treat them. Responses from 150 participants provided valuable information on the relationship between family resilience and the management of fibromyalgia. Self reported family stressors, strains, and distress were significantly associated with an increase in health problems/functional disability, whereas family hardiness and family social support were associated with a decrease. Family stressors and family strains were also positively associated with the frequency of medication use. Medical family therapy interventions that consider the familial context are recommended for treatment. Additional implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Preece, J.C., and Sandberg, J.G. (2005). Family Resilience and the management of fibromyalgia: Implications for Family Therapists. Contemporary Family Therapy, 27(4), 559-576.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Preece, J. Cameron and Sandberg, Jonathan G., "Family Resilience and the Management of Fibromyalgia: Implications for Family Therapists" (2005). All Faculty Publications. 2438.
Contemporary Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
December 2005 2005 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc