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ASU seeks participants with Fibromyalgia for mind-body study

April 07, 2010

The AZ Health and Aging Lab at Arizona State University is looking for people with Fibromyalgia to participate in a study focused on copying with chronic pain. Males and females who are 18 years of age or older with Fibromyalgia symptoms are eligible.

There is financial compensation for all eligible participants, and various techniques for coping with chronic pain will be introduced and discussed.

The study is focused on examining the relationship between mind and body, stress and adaptation to chronic illness. Participants meeting initial screening criteria will be interviewed by a nurse, complete a series of questionnaires and interviews, and keep diaries of daily experiences. They also will take part in a series of group meetings. Participation can cover up to 18 months and includes a follow-up questionnaire.

The study does not involve drugs or experimental medications.

Interested people can call for an initial telephone screening to determine eligibility in this study by calling (480) 965-9643.