Psychosocial Factors in Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Study on Life Stories and Meanings of Living with Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is defined by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 classification criteria as a syndrome in which an individual is required to have both a history of chronic widespread pain and the presence of, at least, 11 of 18 tender points (Wolfe et al., 1990). However, additional symptoms such as sleep disorders, fatigue, and psychological… (More)

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@inproceedings{Oliveira2012PsychosocialFI, title={Psychosocial Factors in Fibromyalgia: A Qualitative Study on Life Stories and Meanings of Living with Fibromyalgia}, author={Paula J. Oliveira and Maria Em{\'i}lia Silva de Souza Costa}, year={2012} }