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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155363
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predicting Functional Ability in Persons with Fibromyalgia
Abstract:
Predicting Functional Ability in Persons with Fibromyalgia
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Rutledge, Dana N., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:California State University, Fullerton
Title:Associate Professor, Nursing
Co-Authors:Kim Jones, PhD, FNP, RNC; Jessie Jones, PhD
Introduction: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder underpinned by abnormalities in pain processing. Persons with FM also have burdensome symptoms along with high rates of functional and occupational disability (DeWalt, Reed, Pincus, 2005; deGier, Peters, Vlaeyen, 2003). Evolving data suggests that symptom clustering and psychosocial factors predict physical function (Kop et al., 2005; Lindberg & Iwarsson, 2002). Some persons with FM can maintain normal function. Interventions (pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic) used by these high-functioning persons are not known. To develop interventions acceptable to persons with FM, more knowledge is needed about etiology of high/low physical functioning including symptom status, psychosocial factors, and self management strategies. Purpose: This descriptive, correlational study will determine predictors of functional ability in persons with FM from symptoms, coexisting conditions, demographics, and reported use of selected pharmacologic/nonpharmacologic strategies. Methodology: Newly developed National Fibromyalgia Association Questionnaire (NFAQ) was administered to 2200 persons via the NFA website. The NFAQ measures physical activity levels, functional abilities, general well-being (symptoms), out-of-pocket health care costs, employment status, work productivity, use of nonpharmacologic interventions, use of medications. Developed by the Scientific Advisory Board (NFA), the NFAQ was based upon literature findings and feedback from focus groups. Moderate stability of items/sections was established with a 55-person national sample using test-retest evaluation (Trinh, 2005).Using logistic regression with 3 levels of function (high/medium/low), variables with significant intercorrelations with physical function will be regressed upon function to determine predictors of function in FM.Results: Will be reported for this poster presentation. Discussion: Given knowledge of predictors of physical function in FM, providers may develop strategies to promote better functioning. Additionally, scientists could test multi-modal interventions that are empirically based and individualized for a particular subject profile. Recommendations: Data may confirm the heterogeneity of FM, with patients utilizing multiple modalities to control symptoms, remain employed and physically functional.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePredicting Functional Ability in Persons with Fibromyalgiaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155363-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Predicting Functional Ability in Persons with Fibromyalgia</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rutledge, Dana N., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">California State University, Fullerton</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor, Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">drutledge1@cox.net</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kim Jones, PhD, FNP, RNC; Jessie Jones, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder underpinned by abnormalities in pain processing. Persons with FM also have burdensome symptoms along with high rates of functional and occupational disability (DeWalt, Reed, Pincus, 2005; deGier, Peters, Vlaeyen, 2003). Evolving data suggests that symptom clustering and psychosocial factors predict physical function (Kop et al., 2005; Lindberg &amp; Iwarsson, 2002). Some persons with FM can maintain normal function. Interventions (pharmacologic, nonpharmacologic) used by these high-functioning persons are not known. To develop interventions acceptable to persons with FM, more knowledge is needed about etiology of high/low physical functioning including symptom status, psychosocial factors, and self management strategies. Purpose: This descriptive, correlational study will determine predictors of functional ability in persons with FM from symptoms, coexisting conditions, demographics, and reported use of selected pharmacologic/nonpharmacologic strategies. Methodology: Newly developed National Fibromyalgia Association Questionnaire (NFAQ) was administered to 2200 persons via the NFA website. The NFAQ measures physical activity levels, functional abilities, general well-being (symptoms), out-of-pocket health care costs, employment status, work productivity, use of nonpharmacologic interventions, use of medications. Developed by the Scientific Advisory Board (NFA), the NFAQ was based upon literature findings and feedback from focus groups. Moderate stability of items/sections was established with a 55-person national sample using test-retest evaluation (Trinh, 2005).Using logistic regression with 3 levels of function (high/medium/low), variables with significant intercorrelations with physical function will be regressed upon function to determine predictors of function in FM.Results: Will be reported for this poster presentation. Discussion: Given knowledge of predictors of physical function in FM, providers may develop strategies to promote better functioning. Additionally, scientists could test multi-modal interventions that are empirically based and individualized for a particular subject profile. Recommendations: Data may confirm the heterogeneity of FM, with patients utilizing multiple modalities to control symptoms, remain employed and physically functional.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:46:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:46:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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