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dc.contributor.authorDiviney, Martina
dc.contributor.authorDowling, Maura
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-17T12:14:39Z
dc.date.available2018-12-17T12:14:39Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-10
dc.identifier.citationDiviney, Martina, & Dowling, Maura. (2015). Lived experiences of fibromyalgia. Primary Health Care, 25 (9): 18-23, doi: 10.7748/phc.25.9.18.s27en_IE
dc.identifier.issn2047-900X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/14717
dc.description.abstractMartina Diviney and Maura Dowling explain why this chronic illness can take a long time to diagnose and how assessment tools can be used to speed up the process This phenomenological study explored the lived experience of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Open interviews were conducted with nine people diagnosed with fibromyalgia. All participants outlined long and complex journeys involving ‘a diagnosis of elimination’ and the difficulties of living with an ‘invisible’ illness, which results in loss of friendships and family roles, and places restrictions on daily life. Most participants experienced a general lack of understanding of the condition, such as being told ‘it is in your head’ by healthcare professionals. Findings reveal the impact of fibromyalgia on people’s lives and the need for responsive, person-centred, supportive services, which primary care nurses are ideally placed to provide.en_IE
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dc.publisherRCN Publishingen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofPrimary Healthcareen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectFatigueen_IE
dc.subjectFibromyalgiaen_IE
dc.subjectPainen_IE
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen_IE
dc.subjectChronic illnessen_IE
dc.subjectQuality of lifeen_IE
dc.subjectSelf-managementen_IE
dc.subjectPrimary careen_IE
dc.titleLived experiences of fibromyalgiaen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2018-12-03T21:25:10Z
dc.identifier.doi10.7748/phc.25.9.18.s27
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://dx.doi.org/10.7748/phc.25.9.18.s27en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.local.contactMaura Dowling, School Of Nursing And Midwifery, Room 415 Aras Moyola, Newcastle Road, Galway. 3833 Email: maura.dowling@nuigalway.ie
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