publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013

Contributions of a Group-Based Exercise Program for Coping with Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Study Giving Voice to Female Patients

Vicente J. Beltrán-Carrillo; Juan Tortosa-Martínez; George Jennings; Elena S. Sánchez;
  • Published: 12 Aug 2013
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Numerous quantitative studies have illustrated the potential usefulness of exercise programs for women with fibromyalgia. However, a deeper understanding of the physical and especially psychosocial benefits of exercise therapy from the subjective perspective of this population is still needed. This study was conducted with 25 women who had fibromyalgia and were participating in a nine-month, group-based exercise program. The aim was to provide an in-depth description and analysis of the perceived physical and psychosocial benefits of participation. Qualitative data were collected through observation, interviews, and focus groups. The exercise program not only al...
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free text keywords: Physical activity, Women, Chronic pain, Health, Quality of life, Spain, Educación Física y Deportiva, General Medicine, Chronic condition, Nursing, Fibromyalgia, medicine.disease, medicine, Coping (psychology), Psychosocial, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Focus group, Qualitative research, business.industry, business
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