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Symptomatology of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Men: A Mixed-Method Pilot Study

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    Identificador: imarina:9244548
  • Autores:

    Ruschak I
    Toussaint L
    Rosselló L
    Martín CA
    Fernández-Sáez J
    Montesó-Curto P
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    Autor según el artículo: Ruschak I; Toussaint L; Rosselló L; Martín CA; Fernández-Sáez J; Montesó-Curto P
    Departamento: Infermeria Medicina i Cirurgia
    Autor/es de la URV: Monteso Curto, Maria Pilar
    Palabras clave: Symptomatology Pharmacological-therapy Opioid Men Impact questionnaire fiq Fibromyalgia women version symptomatology spanish quality pharmacological-therapy pain opioid men life gender-differences features experience
    Resumen: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is characterized by generalized chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbance, as well as cognitive, somatic, and other symptoms. Most people affected by FMS are women, and studies analyzing this condition in men are scarce. In this study, we discuss the physical and psychological symptoms of FMS in men, analyze the possible side effects of pharmacological therapies, and explore the impact of the illness comparing these results between the different classification groups according to sociodemographic variables (marital status, level of education, employment situation and number of people living at home). We used a sequential exploratory mixed method (MM). Qualitative information was obtained from two focus groups (n = 10). Structured questionnaires were administered to 23 men affected by FMS. The mean age of the participants was 51.7 years (SD = 9.64). The most common drugs used were antidepressants and anxiolytics (86.9%), followed by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (82.6%) and opioids (60.9%). Current level of pain was high (8.2; SD = 1.1), while perceived health and satisfaction with pharmacological treatments were low (4.6; SD = 2.6 and 3.5; SD = 3.2, respectively). The impact of FMS measured using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) was very high at 88.7 (SD = 8.2). Six categories related with symptoms and side effects of the medication were observed in the qualitative data: (1) main physical symptoms, (2) mood disorders, (3) insomnia and non-restorative sleep, (4) cognitive disturbance, (5) hypersensitivity, and (6) symptoms secondary to opioids. Pain and fatigue were the symptoms most often mentioned by the participants (70% and 80%, respectively). Other important symptoms were anxiety, depression, and memory and sleep disorders. The consumption of opioids causes further unwanted symptoms such as drowsiness and dependence, which makes it difficult for patients to perform basic everyday activities. We believe it is vitally important to continue investigating this symptomatology in order to improve diagnosis and treatment for these patients.
    Áreas temáticas: Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros Serviço social Saúde coletiva Química Public, environmental & occupational health Public health, environmental and occupational health Psicología Pollution Odontología Nutrição Medicina iii Medicina ii Medicina i Materiais Interdisciplinar Health, toxicology and mutagenesis Geografía Geociências Farmacia Environmental studies Environmental sciences Ensino Engenharias ii Engenharias i Enfermagem Educação física Educação Ciências biológicas iii Ciências biológicas ii Ciências biológicas i Ciências ambientais Ciências agrárias i Ciência da computação Biotecnología Biodiversidade Astronomia / física Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
    Acceso a la licencia de uso: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Direcció de correo del autor: mariapilar.monteso@urv.cat mariapilar.monteso@urv.cat
    Identificador del autor: 0000-0002-0833-2152 0000-0002-0833-2152
    Fecha de alta del registro: 2023-08-05
    Versión del articulo depositado: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Enlace a la fuente original: https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/19/3/1724
    URL Documento de licencia: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Referencia al articulo segun fuente origial: International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. 19 (3):
    Referencia de l'ítem segons les normes APA: Ruschak I; Toussaint L; Rosselló L; Martín CA; Fernández-Sáez J; Montesó-Curto P (2022). Symptomatology of Fibromyalgia Syndrome in Men: A Mixed-Method Pilot Study. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 19(3), -. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19031724
    DOI del artículo: 10.3390/ijerph19031724
    Entidad: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Año de publicación de la revista: 2022
    Tipo de publicación: Journal Publications
  • Palabras clave:

    Environmental Sciences,Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis,Pollution,Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health,Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
    Symptomatology
    Pharmacological-therapy
    Opioid
    Men
    Impact questionnaire fiq
    Fibromyalgia
    women
    version
    symptomatology
    spanish
    quality
    pharmacological-therapy
    pain
    opioid
    men
    life
    gender-differences
    features
    experience
    Zootecnia / recursos pesqueiros
    Serviço social
    Saúde coletiva
    Química
    Public, environmental & occupational health
    Public health, environmental and occupational health
    Psicología
    Pollution
    Odontología
    Nutrição
    Medicina iii
    Medicina ii
    Medicina i
    Materiais
    Interdisciplinar
    Health, toxicology and mutagenesis
    Geografía
    Geociências
    Farmacia
    Environmental studies
    Environmental sciences
    Ensino
    Engenharias ii
    Engenharias i
    Enfermagem
    Educação física
    Educação
    Ciências biológicas iii
    Ciências biológicas ii
    Ciências biológicas i
    Ciências ambientais
    Ciências agrárias i
    Ciência da computação
    Biotecnología
    Biodiversidade
    Astronomia / física
    Administração pública e de empresas, ciências contábeis e turismo
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