International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy

Volume 18 Num. 2 - June 2018


Relación del apoyo social y familiar con la aceptación del dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia

Volume 18 Num. 2 - June 2018 - Pages 151-161


Julia María Cuetos Pérez , Isaac Amigo Vázquez


Relationship of Social and Family Support with Acceptance of Pain in Patients with Fibromialgia. Acceptance of chronic pain and relational context have been shown to be important in patients with fibromyalgia. The aim of this study was to know if social and family support are related to the acceptance of pain in these patients. The study involved 55 people with fibromyalgia. To collect the data, a sociodemographic questionnaire was used and the impact of fibromyalgia, pain acceptance, family satisfaction, family cohesion and social support were evaluated. Regression analysis shows how involvement in activities is predicted by family satisfaction and the year of diagnosis. Family cohesion predicts openness to pain, and full acceptance is predicted by family satisfaction, social support and the year of diagnosis. It is concluded that family satisfaction and social support predict the acceptance of chronic pain, regardless of the physical impact of the disease. The need for a family intervention with patients with fibromyalgia in order to enhance their process of acceptance of pain is pointed out. In addition, it is considered necessary to stop the delay in the diagnosis for a better prognosis.

How to cite this paper: Cuetos-Pérez JM y Amigo-Vázquez I (2017). Relación del apoyo social y familiar con la aceptación del dolor en pacientes con fibromialgia. International Journal of Psychology & Psychological Therapy, 17, 151-161

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