AB1391-HPR PASSIVE COPING STRATEGIES BUT NOT PHYSICAL FUNCTION ARE ASSOCIATED WITH WORSE MENTAL HEALTH, IN WOMEN WITH CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN– A MIXED METHOD STUDY

Katarina Aili, Stefan Bergman, Ann Bremander, Emma Haglund, Ingrid Larsson
2019 HPR Patients perspectives, functioning and health (descriptive: qualitative or quantitative)   unpublished
Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a common condition (approximately 10% prevalence), that affects women twice as often as men. There is a lack of knowledge in how different coping strategies relates to health status during CWP development in a general population. Objectives: To explore different ways of coping with CWP and to relate the different coping strategies to health-related factors, before and after developing CWP. Methods: A sequential explorative mixed methods study including 19 women
more » ... 5-67 of age, who had reported CWP in a survey 2016, but not in 1995. Individual interviews were analysed with a phenomenographic approach, and resulted in four categories of coping strategies. These categories were further explored with regard to four dimensions of health status (physical function, bodily pain, vitality and mental health) as measured by SF-36 (0-100, a lower score indicates more disability) and sleep problems measured both in 1995, and 2016.
doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-eular.5393 fatcat:oosaqkja6rh7bepvfupyqyi2ye