Fam Community Health. 2008 Jul-Sep;31(3):204-12.

 

Relaxation and guided imagery in Hispanic persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia: a pilot study.

 

Menzies V, Kim S. School of Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23298, USA. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic pain disorder affecting 2% of the population in the United States. Another 16 million Hispanics suffer from generically identified rheumatic diseases that likely include FM. Because there are few reported studies of Hispanics with FM, a pilot study using a repeated-measures pretest-posttest design investigated the effects of a 10-week mind-body intervention (visual imagery with relaxation) on symptom management. The change in means from baseline to week 10 demonstrated improvement in self-efficacy for managing pain and other symptoms and functional status. Visual imagery with relaxation is a mind-body intervention that may be used for symptom management in this population.

 

 

 

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