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Impacts of social support on symptoms in Brazilian women with fibromyalgia

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Title
Impacts of social support on symptoms in Brazilian women with fibromyalgia
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Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), January 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.rbre.2016.07.001
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Rodrigo Pegado de Abreu Freitas, Sandra Cristina de Andrade, Maria Helena Constantino Spyrides, Maria Thereza Albuquerque Barbosa Cabral Micussi, Maria Bernardete Cordeiro de Sousa

Abstract

We aimed to assess the impact of social support on symptoms in Brazilian women with FM. An observational, descriptive study enrolling 66 women who met the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria. Social support was measured by the Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS), functionality was evaluated using the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), depression was assessed using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), anxiety was measured using the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAS), affectivity was measured by Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and algometry was carried out to record pressure pain threshold (PPth) and tolerance (PPTo) at 18 points recommended by the ACR. Patients were divided into normal (NSS) or poor social support (PSS) groups with PSS defined as having a MOS-SSS score below the 25th percentile of the entire sample. Mann-Whitney or Unpaired t-test were used to compare intergroup variables and Fisher's for categorical variables. Analysis of covariance and Pearson correlation test were used. No differences in sociodemographic variables between PSS and NSS were found. Differences between NSS and PSS groups were observed for all four subcategories of social support and MOS-SSS total score. Significant differences between NSS and PSS on depression (p=0.007), negative affect (p=0.025) and PPTh (p=0.016) were found. Affectionate subcategory showed positive correlation between pain and positive affect in PSS. Positive social interaction subcategory showed a negative correlation between FIQ and depression state. Therefore social support appears to contribute to ameliorate mental and physical health in FM.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 17%
Student > Master 13 15%
Student > Postgraduate 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 8%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 29 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 17 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 17%
Psychology 14 16%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 2%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 35 39%

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