Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain, muscle stiffness, unrefreshed sleep and fatigue. The condition is associated with several physical and psychological manifestations, including irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety. The efficacy of drug therapy is limited, therefore the nurse has an important role in providing advice and guidance on symptom management to optimise functioning for patients.
Nursing Standard. 28, 13, 37-43. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.11.28.13.37.e7722Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 01 April 2013
Accepted: 02 September 2013
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