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Default Guided Imagery May Improve Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Researchers from the School of Nursing,Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA investigated the effects of a 10-week mind-body intervention (guided imagery with relaxation) on symptom management for Hispanics suffering from Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder of unknown origin which affects 2% of the population in the United States. Another 16 million Hispanics suffer from generically identified rheumatic diseases that likely include FM. The pilot study used a repeated-measures pretest-posttest design.

The study found a significant change from baseline to week 10 of the relaxation-guided imagery intervention, demonstrating improvement in self-efficacy for managing pain and other symptoms as well as functional status.

The researchers conclude that imagery with relaxation is a mind-body intervention that may be used for symptom management in this population.

Citation:Menzies V, Kim S. Relaxation and guided imagery in Hispanic persons diagnosed with fibromyalgia: a pilot study. Family and Community Health. 2008 Jul-Sep; 31 (3): pages 204-12. [email protected]
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