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Lifestyle-oriented non-pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia: a clinical overview and applications with home-based technologies

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, October 2012
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (61st percentile)

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Citations

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Title
Lifestyle-oriented non-pharmacological treatments for fibromyalgia: a clinical overview and applications with home-based technologies
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, October 2012
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s35199
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Authors

Fred Friedberg, William Collinge, Williams, Friedberg F, Williams DA, Collinge W

Abstract

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a persistent and disabling widespread pain condition often accompanied by chronic fatigue, cognitive problems, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety, and headache. To date, the most thoroughly studied non-pharmacological approaches to managing FM are those with a focus on changing patient activities and beliefs that affect the illness. These interventions are intended to facilitate enduring improvement in pain and functional status. Lifestyle-oriented treatments include patient education, aerobic or other physical exercise, and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). These interventions in FM can be delivered in medical or behavioral health care settings by trained professionals, through patient-oriented treatment manuals, or via remote-access technologies. Non-pharmacological treatments, in particular exercise and CBT, have yielded effect sizes and cost-benefit ratios comparable to medications. This paper describes lifestyle-oriented non-pharmacological treatments for FM and highlights selected literature reviews of these interventions. In addition, behavioral and practical issues are addressed that may affect these non-pharmacological treatments, including patient expectations, participant burden, and treatment availability. Recommendations are made to facilitate these interventions and potentially improve outcomes. In particular, the increasing availability of convenient home-based mobile technologies to deliver these non-pharmacological treatments is described.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 133 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 30 22%
Student > Master 17 12%
Researcher 13 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 9%
Other 29 21%
Unknown 24 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 35%
Psychology 21 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 13%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Computer Science 3 2%
Other 10 7%
Unknown 31 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2014.
All research outputs
#2,261,537
of 11,191,240 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#171
of 658 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,551
of 121,502 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#5
of 13 outputs
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