“I'm not the woman I was”: Women´s perceptions on the effects of fibromyalgia on private life

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Title: “I'm not the woman I was”: Women´s perceptions on the effects of fibromyalgia on private life
Authors: Briones Vozmediano, Erica | Vives-Cases, Carmen | Goicolea, Isabel
Research Group/s: Salud Pública | Investigación en Género (IG)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia
Keywords: Fibromyalgia | Family relations | Gender | Qualitative research | Women's health
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública
Issue Date: 14-Apr-2016
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Health Care for Women International. 2016. doi:10.1080/07399332.2016.1178265
Abstract: In this qualitative study we explored how gender shapes the women´s experiences of living with Fibromyalgia and how it affects their private lives. Through thematic analysis of data from 13 in-depth interviews in Spain, we identified 7 themes which reflect that these women feel remorse and frustration for not being able to continue to fulfil the gender expectation of caring for others and for the home. This research contributes to a better understanding into what suffering from fibromyalgia implies for women and provides insights into how family and providers can support women with fibromyalgia in order to achieve a beneficial lifestyle.
Sponsor: This study is part of a wider research project financed by the Regional Valencian Government’s Joan Gil-Albert Cultural Institute in Alicante (Spain) and the Women´s Studies Center of the University of Alicante.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/54585
ISSN: 0739-9332 (Print) | 1096-4665 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2016.1178265
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © Taylor & Francis
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07399332.2016.1178265
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