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The development of occupational therapy-led groups for people with fibromyalgia

      Abstract

      Fibromyalgia is a complex condition which can provide a challenge to healthcare professionals. Sufferers experience widespread body pain and debilitating fatigue in addition to cognitive difficulties and sleep disturbance. Group pain management programmes are an evidenced-based approach to providing pain management for people living with chronic pain. Occupational therapists are uniquely placed to provide a holistic approach to patients with chronic pain and a group programme specifically targeted at patients with fibromyalgia has been found to provide an additional benefit of meeting the wide range of challenges they experience. Patient education is an important part of the content of these groups. This article describes the background and development of the ‘Living Well with Fibromyalgia’ group programme.

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