Coping with fibromyalgia. A qualitative study.

  title={Coping with fibromyalgia. A qualitative study.},
  author={Leif Hallberg and Sven G. Carlsson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  volume={14 1},
This study aims to describe, from the perspective of patients with fibromyalgia themselves, their experiences of having to live with chronic pain and how they manage their situation. The sample consists of 22 female patients (22-60 years). Open-ended in-depth interviews were analysed by a method directed by the tradition of Grounded Theory. Three descriptive categories were grounded in the data, labelled subjective pain language, diversified pain coping, and pain communication. These… CONTINUE READING

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