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 , healthy controls. ﬁbromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome that can signiﬁ- Methods Participants were 173 ﬁbromyalgia patients and cantly
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Published: Jun 5, 2017
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