‘Exercise to me is a scary word’: perceptions of fatigue, sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with fibromyalgia syndrome—a focus group study

  title={‘Exercise to me is a scary word’: perceptions of fatigue, sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with fibromyalgia syndrome—a focus group study},
  author={Deborrah Russell and I C {\'A}lvarez Gallardo and I Wilson and Ciara M Hughes and Gareth W. Davison and Borja Sa{\~n}udo and Joseph G. McVeigh},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common and complex chronic pain condition. Exercise is recommended in the management of the FMS; however, people with FMS often find exercise exacerbates their condition and causes overwhelming fatigue. The objective of this study was to explore the perceptions of fatigue and sleep dysfunction, and exercise in people with FMS. Three, 60–90 min focus groups were conducted with people with FMS (n = 14). Participants were recruited from patient support groups who… 
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