Gratitude mediates quality of life differencesbetween fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls

Gratitude mediates quality of life differencesbetween fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls Qual Life Res (2017) 26:2449–2457 DOI 10.1007/s11136-017-1604-7 Gratitude mediates quality of life differences between fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls 1 2 3 4 • • • • Loren Toussaint Fuschia Sirois Jameson Hirsch Annemarie Weber 5 6 4 6 • • • Christian Vajda Jorg Schelling Niko Kohls Martin Offenbacher Accepted: 23 May 2017 / Published online: 5 June 2017 Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017 Abstract this patient population may also bring enhancement in Purpose Despite a growing literature on the benefits of quality of life. gratitude for adjustment to chronic illness, little is known about gratitude in medical populations compared to healthy Keywords Gratitude  Fibromyalgia  Quality of life populations, or the degree to which potential deficits in Adjustment  Chronic illness gratitude might impact quality of life. The purpose of the present study was to (1) examine levels of gratitude and quality of life in fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls Introduction and (2) consider the role of gratitude in explaining quality of life differences between fibromyalgia patients and Characterized by muscle pain, fatigue, and tender points [1], healthy controls. fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can signifi- Methods Participants were 173 fibromyalgia patients and cantly http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality of Life Research Springer Journals

Gratitude mediates quality of life differencesbetween fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Quality of Life Research; Sociology, general; Public Health; Quality of Life Research
ISSN
0962-9343
eISSN
1573-2649
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11136-017-1604-7
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