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Living With Fibromyalgia: Triggers,Subgroups, and a Cognitive-Behavioral and Interactive Technology-Based Intervention

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222690
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 22, 2005
Last Update Posted : May 29, 2006
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
SHRS Research Development Fund
U.S. Department of Education
Information provided by:
University of Pittsburgh

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews to examine the personal experiences of women living with fibromyalgia. The specific aims of this study are to identify clinically relevant "triggers" of fibromyalgia symptoms and examine their impact on activity limitations and participation restrictions.

Condition or disease
Fibromyalgia

Detailed Description:

Fibromyalgia (FM) may currently be the most common rheumatic diagnosis of rheumatologists among their female patients, with 15-20% of all new rheumatology referrals meeting the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia. People with fibromyalgia live through widespread musculoskeletal chronic pain, fatigue, psychological distress, and exhibit diminished physical performance due in part to the cycle of pain that adversely affect their activity participation and overall well-being.

The purpose of this prospective mixed methods study is to conduct semi-structured qualitative interviews using ethnographic techniques to examine the personal experiences of women living with fibromyalgia. The specific aims of this study are to identify clinically relevant "triggers" of fibromyalgia symptoms and examine their impact on activity limitations and participation restrictions.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 30 participants
Time Perspective: Other
Official Title: Living With Fibromyalgia (FM): Triggers,Clinical Subgroups, and the Effects Of A Self-Monitored Cognitive-Behavioral and Interactive Technology-Based Intervention on Clinical Subgroups
Study Start Date : June 2005
Study Completion Date : June 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Fibromyalgia





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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

(1)At least 18 years of age; (2) meet the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for FM as diagnosed by a physician; (3) have been diagnosed with FM at least 1 year prior to admission to the study; (4) have sufficient vision, based on a functional vision test (i.e., read newsprint) to operate a computer program; (5) speak English; and (6) have a private telephone line.

Exclusion Criteria:

(1)Living beyond a 40-mile radius from the Oakland campus of the University of Pittsburgh. (2)Disability in everyday tasks related to a diagnosis other than FM (e.g., stroke, Parkinson disease) will also be grounds for exclusion.


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00222690


Locations
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United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh - Department of Occupational Therapy
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, 15260
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pittsburgh
SHRS Research Development Fund
U.S. Department of Education
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Hazel L Breland, PhD University of Pittsburgh
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00222690    
Other Study ID Numbers: 0505178
First Posted: September 22, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 29, 2006
Last Verified: September 2005
Keywords provided by University of Pittsburgh:
qualitative interview
symptom triggers
activity and participation
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Fibromyalgia
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases