Optimizing fi bromyalgia management

Kari A. Firestone, Kathleen Holton, Scott D. Mist, Cheryl L. Wright, Kim Dupree Jones

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a persistent pain state commonly diagnosed and managed by nurse practitioners. This article summarizes current information regarding the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic standards, and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments necessary to successfully manage FM.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-21
Number of pages10
JournalNurse Practitioner
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 15 2012


  • Chronic pain disorder
  • Fi bromyalgia
  • Management of fi bromyalgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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    Firestone, K. A., Holton, K., Mist, S. D., Wright, C. L., & Jones, K. D. (2012). Optimizing fi bromyalgia management. Nurse Practitioner, 37(4), 12-21. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.NPR.0000412891.19933.48