Comorbid Conditions, Mental Health and Cognitive Functions in Adults with Fibromyalgia

TAYLOR, Sophie, FURNESS, Penny, ASHE, Simon, HAYWOOD-SMALL, Sarah and LAWSON, Kim (2020). Comorbid Conditions, Mental Health and Cognitive Functions in Adults with Fibromyalgia. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 019394592093742-019394592093742.

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    This study examined age group differences across adulthood in comorbid conditions, mental health, and cognitive function in people with fibromyalgia. Participants completed an online survey about how fibromyalgia affects their everyday life. Chi square analyses were conducted to examine associations between age groups and (a) comorbid conditions and (b) severity of anxiety and depression. ANOVA analyses examined age group differences on aspects of self-report cognitive function. The greatest prevalence of comorbid conditions was found in middle adulthood. Early adulthood was associated with more cases of severe anxiety with the lowest number of cases being in the oldest age group. Middle adulthood was associated with worse self-report pain compared to the youngest age group. Older adults showed better self-report cognitive function compared to younger adults. Distinct age profiles based on comorbid conditions, mental health, and symptom severity across adulthood in fibromyalgia have been demonstrated.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing; 1110 Nursing
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    Page Range: 019394592093742-019394592093742
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2020 11:41
    Last Modified: 30 Jun 2020 08:34

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