Fibromyalgia May Limit Ability to Perform Even Daily Chores

Fibromyalgia May Limit Ability to Perform Even Daily Chores
A recent study revealed that women with fibromyalgia can require considerable help in performing even daily chores and life activities, findings that highlight the potential benefits of rehabilitation therapy in this patient group. The study, published in the journal Occupational Therapy International, is titled The Occupational Profile of Women with Fibromyalgia Syndrome.” The test whether women with fibromyalgia syndrome would exhibit lower levels of functional independence in a number of daily activities, Marta Pérez-de-Heredia-Torres, from the Department of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid, Spain, and colleagues performed a cross-sectional case control study in 20 fibromyalgia and 20 healthy women. All study participants completed the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), a Numerical Pain Rating Scale, the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire, and the SF-36 health survey. Specifically, the researchers wanted to assess functional level and investigate the differences in the occupational activities of women with fibromyalgia and healthy women, and to analyze the perceived importance of occupational performance during self-care, productivity, and leisure activities. FIM results revealed significant differences between the two groups regarding several activities: personal hygiene, bathing, and memory. Moreover, women with fibromyalgia showed higher disability and reduced qual
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  1. Robert scott says:

    Sexiest Article what about us guys who have it? All I ever read is how it affects women. If there was more non gender advice out there maybe more guys would realise the pain and depression they feel is something serious but like everything else men are becoming second class . I’ve had to leave both fibromyalgia uk and international because he help is all on women. So I face it alone

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