Cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome

G. A. Walco, Norman Todd Ilowite

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Abstract

Seven girls between 8.6 and 17.7 years of age were treated for symptoms of juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) using cognitive-behavioral techniques (progressive muscle relaxation, guided imapery) aimed at reducing pain and facilitating sleep, as well as strategies aimed at increasing mastery over the pain and improving mood. Patients satisfying diagnostic criteria for JPFS based on the presence of chronic diffuse musculoskeletal pain lasting at least 3 months (mean = 9.4, SD = 8.28) and a minimum of 5 characteristic soft tissue trigger and/or tender points with absence of synovitis, were referred for intervention. Results indicated that in the majority of patients, such techniques were effective in reducing pain and facilitating improved functioning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1617-1619
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume19
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Fibromyalgia
Pain
Autogenic Training
Musculoskeletal Pain
Synovitis
Sleep

Keywords

  • cognitive-behavioral interventions
  • juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome
  • pain treatment
  • self-regulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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Cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. / Walco, G. A.; Ilowite, Norman Todd.

In: Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 19, No. 10, 1992, p. 1617-1619.

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Walco, GA & Ilowite, NT 1992, 'Cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome', Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 19, no. 10, pp. 1617-1619.
Walco, G. A. ; Ilowite, Norman Todd. / Cognitive-behavioral intervention for juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome. In: Journal of Rheumatology. 1992 ; Vol. 19, No. 10. pp. 1617-1619.
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