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Aspects of work and health in women with fibromyalgia

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Title: Aspects of work and health in women with fibromyalgia
Authors: Palstam, Annie
Issue Date: 13-Mar-2015
University: University of Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska Academy
Institution: Institute of Medicine. Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research
Parts of work: 1. Palstam A, Bjersing J, Mannerkorpi K. Which aspects of health differ between working and nonworking women with fibromyalgia? A cross-sectional study of work status and health. BMC Public Health. 2012; 12: 1076.

2. Palstam A, Gard G, Mannerkorpi K. Factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2013; 35: 1622-9.

3. Palstam A, Larsson A, Bjersing J, Löfgren M, Ernberg M, Bileviciute-Ljungar I, Ghafouri B, Sjörs A, Larsson B, Gerdle B, Kosek E, Mannerkorpi K. Perceived exertion at work in women with fibromyalgia - explanatory factors and comparison with healthy women. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2014; 46: 773-80.

4. Larsson A*, Palstam A*, Löfgren M, Ernberg M, Bjersing B, Bileviciute-Ljungar I, Gerdle B, Kosek E, Mannerkorpi K. Resistance exercise improves muscle function, health status and pain intensity in fibromyalgia - a randomized controlled trial. (Submitted manuscript) *these authors contributed equally
Date of Defence: 2015-03-31
Disputation: Tisdagen den 31 mars 2015, kl. 13.00, Hörsal Arvid Carlsson, Academicum, Medicinaregatan 3.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine)
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: fibromyalgia
chronic pain
tender points
work ability
physical capacity
physical workload
resistance exercise
focus groups
Abstract: Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by persistent widespread pain, increased pain sensitivity and tenderness. FM is also associated with fatigue, psychological distress, impaired physical capacity, activity limitations and impacts the ability to work. Work ability is complex and influenced by individual aspects, such as aspects of health, as well as work related aspects and environmental aspects. The overall aim of this thesis was to gain deeper knowledge on aspects related to work and health i... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-9326-2
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