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Adult attachment styles, self-esteem, and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia

Abstract : Abstract Recently, the research on pain-related disability has increasingly paid attention to the psychological and social factors that may influence the biological condition. In the current study, we aimed to explore attachment styles, self-esteem, and quality of life in individuals with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Participants were 371 diagnosed women, with a mean age of 42.7 years (standard deviation = 10.6). The average number of years since diagnosis was 7.4 years (standard deviation = 2.4) years. To assess attachment, quality of life, and self-esteem, women responded, respectively, to the Relationship Questionnaire, the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Inventory. Our results showed that secure attachment relationships and high self-esteem represent protective factors for quality of life of women with fibromyalgia, while the contrary emerged for insecure attachments and low self-esteem. The understanding of the psychological components that contribute to fibromyalgia may improve the effectiveness of interventions.
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Cristina Sechi, Laura Vismara, Marie Jo Brennstuhl, Cyril Tarquinio, Loredana Lucarelli. Adult attachment styles, self-esteem, and quality of life in women with fibromyalgia. Health Psychology Open, SAGE Publications Ltd, 2020, 7 (2), pp.205510292094792. ⟨10.1177/2055102920947921⟩. ⟨hal-02943459⟩



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