Illness experience in fibromyalgia syndrome: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies.

  title={Illness experience in fibromyalgia syndrome: a metasynthesis of qualitative studies.},
  author={Julius Sim and Sue Madden},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={67 1},
There is growing interest in synthesizing qualitative research. Despite certain philosophical and methodological difficulties, such syntheses are potentially useful in enriching the insights of empirical qualitative work in a particular area. This paper reports an interpretive review of research into the subjective experience of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), utilizing principles of metasynthesis. Twenty-three separate studies were identified. Each study was evaluated using methodological… CONTINUE READING
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