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Telomere Length: A Review of Methods for Measurement
BackgroundThe exciting discovery that telomere shortening is associated with many health conditions and that telomere lengths can be altered in response to social and environmental exposures hasExpand
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Effects of guided imagery on outcomes of pain, functional status, and self-efficacy in persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
OBJECTIVES (1) To investigate the effects of a 6-week intervention of guided imagery on pain level, functional status, and self-efficacy in persons with fibromyalgia (FM); and (2) to explore theExpand
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Unique Cytokine Signature in the Plasma of Patients with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a chronic pain syndrome with a complex but poorly understood pathogenesis affecting approximately 10 million adults in the United States. The lack of a clear etiology of FMS hasExpand
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Psychoneuroimmunological Relationships in Women With Fibromyalgia
Introduction: The purpose of this pilot study was to characterize the relationships among perceived stress, pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety, biomarkers, and functional status in women withExpand
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Pilot Study of Metabolomics and Psychoneurological Symptoms in Women With Early Stage Breast Cancer
Many women with breast cancer experience symptoms of pain, fatigue, and depression, collectively known as psychoneurologic (PN) symptoms, during and after chemotherapy treatment. Evidence thatExpand
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The idea of imagination: an analysis of "imagery".
BACKGROUND Although the benefits of guided imagery are now more widely recognized, the definitions of imagery used by various health science disciplines are inconsistent. PURPOSE To conduct anExpand
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Epigenetic Alterations and an Increased Frequency of Micronuclei in Women with Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia (FM), characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive/mood disturbances, leads to reduced workplace productivity and increased healthcare expenses. To determine ifExpand
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Effects of guided imagery on biobehavioral factors in women with fibromyalgia
Women diagnosed with fibromyalgia (N = 72) participated in a 10-week randomized trial to examine the effectiveness of guided imagery on self-efficacy, perceived stress, and selected biobehavioralExpand
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Relaxation and Guided Imagery in Hispanic Persons Diagnosed With Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study
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 likelyExpand
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CE: Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Current Considerations in Symptom Management
  • V. Menzies
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of nursing
  • 1 January 2016
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), one of the most common rheumatic disorders, is estimated to affect up to 15 million people in the United States, 80% to 90% of whom are women. The syndrome isExpand
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