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Factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia

Palstam, Annie ; Gard, Gunvor LU and Mannerkorpi, Kaisa (2013) In Disability and Rehabilitation 35(19). p.1622-1629
Abstract
Purpose: To examine and describe the factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: A qualitative interview study. Twenty-seven gainfully employed women with FM participated in five focus group interviews. Their median age was 52 years, ranging from 33 to 62. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed by qualitative latent content analysis. Results: Four categories were identified describing factors promoting sustainable work: the meaning of work and individual strategies were individual promoters while a favourable work environment and social support outside work were environmental promoters. The meaning of work included individual meaning and social meaning. The individual strategies... (More)
Purpose: To examine and describe the factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: A qualitative interview study. Twenty-seven gainfully employed women with FM participated in five focus group interviews. Their median age was 52 years, ranging from 33 to 62. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed by qualitative latent content analysis. Results: Four categories were identified describing factors promoting sustainable work: the meaning of work and individual strategies were individual promoters while a favourable work environment and social support outside work were environmental promoters. The meaning of work included individual meaning and social meaning. The individual strategies included handling symptoms, the work day and long-term work life. A favourable work environment included the physical and psychosocial work environment. Social support outside work included societal and private social supports. Conclusions: Promoting factors for work were identified, involving individual and environmental factors. These working women with FM had developed advanced well-functioning strategies to enhance their work ability. The development of such strategies should be supported by healthcare professionals as well as employers to promote sustainable work in women with FM. (Less)
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Fibromyalgia, health promotion, pain, work ability
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Disability and Rehabilitation
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35
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19
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1622 - 1629
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Taylor & Francis
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0963-8288
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10.3109/09638288.2012.748842
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  abstract     = {Purpose: To examine and describe the factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia (FM). Methods: A qualitative interview study. Twenty-seven gainfully employed women with FM participated in five focus group interviews. Their median age was 52 years, ranging from 33 to 62. The interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed by qualitative latent content analysis. Results: Four categories were identified describing factors promoting sustainable work: the meaning of work and individual strategies were individual promoters while a favourable work environment and social support outside work were environmental promoters. The meaning of work included individual meaning and social meaning. The individual strategies included handling symptoms, the work day and long-term work life. A favourable work environment included the physical and psychosocial work environment. Social support outside work included societal and private social supports. Conclusions: Promoting factors for work were identified, involving individual and environmental factors. These working women with FM had developed advanced well-functioning strategies to enhance their work ability. The development of such strategies should be supported by healthcare professionals as well as employers to promote sustainable work in women with FM.},
  author       = {Palstam, Annie and Gard, Gunvor and Mannerkorpi, Kaisa},
  issn         = {0963-8288},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {19},
  pages        = {1622--1629},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Disability and Rehabilitation},
  title        = {Factors promoting sustainable work in women with fibromyalgia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2012.748842},
  doi          = {10.3109/09638288.2012.748842},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2013},
}