Fatigue in fibromyalgia: a conceptual model informed by patient interviews

@inproceedings{Humphrey2010FatigueIF,
  title={Fatigue in fibromyalgia: a conceptual model informed by patient interviews},
  author={Louise J Humphrey and Robert A Arbuckle and Philip J Mease and David A. Williams and Bente Danneskiold Samsoe and Claire Gilbert},
  booktitle={BMC musculoskeletal disorders},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Fatigue is increasingly recognized as an important symptom in fibromyalgia (FM). Unknown however is how fatigue is experienced by individuals in the context of FM. We conducted qualitative research in order to better understand aspects of fatigue that might be unique to FM as well as the impact it has on patients' lives. The data obtained informed the development of a conceptual model of fatigue in FM. METHODS Open-ended interviews were conducted with 40 individuals with FM (US [n… CONTINUE READING

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