Effects of Social Support and Health Care Support on the Quality of Life of Persons with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161503
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Effects of Social Support and Health Care Support on the Quality of Life of Persons with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Abstract:
Effects of Social Support and Health Care Support on the Quality of Life of Persons with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schoofs, Nancy
P.I. Institution Name:Grand Valley State University
Contact Address:Kirkhof School of Nursing, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA
Co-Authors:Deborah Bambini
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate how social support and health care support affect the quality of life of persons with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The results of this study will give health care providers direction by illuminating, from the client’s perspective, what is effective quality care. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Quality of life is an issue of increasing importance to those persons afflicted with FM or CFS as well as their families. The amount of social support an individual has also affects that person’s quality of life. Social support will be conceptualized as a function of each individual’s perception. Subjects: Subjects will be members of a FM or CFS support group that meets either as a web-based support group or in person. Additionally, participants may be recruited from willing local health care providers who treat individuals diagnosed with these syndromes. Method: There will be two parts to the data collection: a set of quantitative surveys and a qualitative interview. The quantitative survey will consist of a convenience sample obtained from people living with CFS or FM. Scores on the SF-36 Health Survey, Quality of Life Questionnaire, and Perceived Social Support Scale will be analyzed to determine any relationship among the variables. The qualitative portion of this study will be obtained through telephone interviews. The interviews will be conducted via telephone using a guided questionnaire to elicit responses. These recorded interviews will be transcribed and coded for common concepts. Results and Conclusions: This is a work in progress. AN: MN030147
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEffects of Social Support and Health Care Support on the Quality of Life of Persons with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndromeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161503-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effects of Social Support and Health Care Support on the Quality of Life of Persons with Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schoofs, Nancy</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Grand Valley State University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Kirkhof School of Nursing, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Deborah Bambini</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate how social support and health care support affect the quality of life of persons with Fibromyalgia (FM) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). The results of this study will give health care providers direction by illuminating, from the client&rsquo;s perspective, what is effective quality care. Theoretical/Conceptual Framework: Quality of life is an issue of increasing importance to those persons afflicted with FM or CFS as well as their families. The amount of social support an individual has also affects that person&rsquo;s quality of life. Social support will be conceptualized as a function of each individual&rsquo;s perception. Subjects: Subjects will be members of a FM or CFS support group that meets either as a web-based support group or in person. Additionally, participants may be recruited from willing local health care providers who treat individuals diagnosed with these syndromes. Method: There will be two parts to the data collection: a set of quantitative surveys and a qualitative interview. The quantitative survey will consist of a convenience sample obtained from people living with CFS or FM. Scores on the SF-36 Health Survey, Quality of Life Questionnaire, and Perceived Social Support Scale will be analyzed to determine any relationship among the variables. The qualitative portion of this study will be obtained through telephone interviews. The interviews will be conducted via telephone using a guided questionnaire to elicit responses. These recorded interviews will be transcribed and coded for common concepts. Results and Conclusions: This is a work in progress. AN: MN030147 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:22:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:22:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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