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Hurtig, Ingrid
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Raak, R., Hurtig, I. & Wahren, L. K. (2003). Coping strategies and life satisfaction in subgrouped fibromyalgia patients. Biological Research for Nursing, 4(3), 193-202
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2003 (English)In: Biological Research for Nursing, ISSN 1099-8004, E-ISSN 1552-4175, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 193-202Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study describes pain- and stress-coping strategies and life satisfaction in subgroups of fibromyalgia patients. Thirty-two females with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and 21 healthy pain-free women were studied. Those with FMS were classified as thermal (both heat and cold) pain sensitive or slightly cold pain sensitive based on pain thresholds determined using a Thermotest device. Global stress-coping styles, life satisfaction, and specific pain-coping strategies were measured. Patients classified as thermal pain sensitive were affected by physical symptoms to a greater extent than were those classified as slightly cold pain sensitive. The thermal pain sensitive group used more diverting attention coping strategies than the slightly cold pain sensitive group did. Separating fibromyalgia patients into subgroups might increase the potential for improving nursing care of these patients. Through the use of effective coping strategies in dealing with stress and pain, life satisfaction may also be enhanced.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26942 (URN)10.1177/1099800402239622 (DOI)11570 (Local ID)11570 (Archive number)11570 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Aspegren Kendall, S., Henriksson, K.-G., Hurtig, I., Raak, R., Bengtsson, A., Sören, B., . . . Gerdle, B. (2003). Differences in sensory thresholds in the skin of women with fibromyalgia syndrome: A comparison between ketamine responders and ketamine non-responders. Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, 11(2), 3-9
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2003 (English)In: Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain, ISSN 1058-2452, E-ISSN 1540-7012, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 3-9Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To compare detection and pain thresholds in the skin of female fibromyalgia patients who were either ketamine responders or ketamine nonresponders.

Methods: Detection thresholds to innocuous warmth, of cold, heat or cold pain, and touch and dynamic touch sensation were determined in the skin. Pressure pain thresholds, local and widespread pain intensity, and pain duration were also registered.

Results: Ketamine nonresponse was associated with more pronounced hypersensitivity for thermal pain [especially cold pain] than ketamine response.

Conclusions: Blockade of N-metyl-D-aspartic acid receptors by ketamine and the recording of pain thresholds in the skin, especially for cold pain, might reveal different mechanisms of allodynia.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26380 (URN)10.1300/J094v11n02_02 (DOI)10914 (Local ID)10914 (Archive number)10914 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Hurtig, I., Raak, R., Aspegren-Kendall, S., Gerdle, B. & Wahren, L. K. (2001). Quantitative sensory testing in fibromyalgia patients and in healthy subjects: identification of subgroups. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 17(4), 316-322
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2001 (English)In: The Clinical Journal of Pain, ISSN 0749-8047, E-ISSN 1536-5409, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 316-322Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: To determine perception and pain thresholds in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and in healthy controls, and to investigate whether patients with fibromyalgia syndrome can be grouped with respect to thermal hyperalgesia and whether these subgroups differ from healthy controls and in clinical appearance. Design: The authors conducted a quasi-experimental clinical study. Subjects: Twenty-nine women patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and 21 healthy pain-free age-matched women participated in the study. Methods: Quantitative sensory testing using a Thermotest instrument was performed on the dorsum of the left hand. Sleep and pain intensity were rated using visual analog scales. Results: Cold and heat pain but not perception thresholds differed significantly between patients with fibromyalgia syndrome and healthy subjects. Based on thermal pain thresholds, two subgroups could be identified in fibromyalgia syndrome using cluster analysis. Conclusion: Patients with fibromyalgia syndrome were subgrouped by quantitative sensory testing (i.e., thermal pain thresholds). Subgroups show clinical differences in pain intensities, number of tender points, and sleep quality. Cold pain threshold was especially linked to these clinical aspects.

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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-26941 (URN)10.1097/00002508-200112000-00005 (DOI)11569 (Local ID)11569 (Archive number)11569 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-08 Created: 2009-10-08 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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