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Research on effect of stress on Fibromyalgia

Patricia Darcy, MSc Health Psychology student, NUIG, is looking for participants for a research group in Drumcondra beginning 29th July. The dates are as follows:

• Study week 1 Friday 29th July - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 2 Friday 5th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 3 Friday 12th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm
• Study week 4 Friday 19th August - 7.15pm or 8.15pm

This study will explore the role of environmental factors and stress on health and wellbeing in Fibromyalgia. We know from existing research that environments can have a significant and influential impact on health and wellbeing. As stress can also exacerbate symptoms of Fibromyalgia we are also exploring environmental strategies that may impact on stress in Fibromyalgia.  For the duration of the study you will have access to a specific environment which may have a beneficial impact on your health and wellbeing. 
The study is being adapted from previous research used in fatigue and pain, and will be run over four weeks. For the duration of the four week period you will have access to a natural environment once a week for 45 minutes. The study will be held on Friday evenings in Drumcondra, Dublin 9 beginning the 29th July and running for four consecutive Friday evenings for a 45 minute period each Friday.

As part of the study we are also measuring the physiological stress response - this means that I will provide you with a kit to provide two morning salivary samples. In addition, you will be required to fill out some health-related questionnaires. At the end of the study I will be able to provide you with feedback on your individual physiological stress response, in addition to a copy of the overall findings of the study.

For Further info please contact
Patricia Darcy
MSc Health Psychology student, NUIG
m: 087 2633612
e: p.darcy1@nuigalway.ie






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South Dublin Blackrock Support Group

The Blackrock group will be taking a break for the summer and will be back in September.

For further info please contact Ursula Hakman at fibrosouthdublin(at)outlook(dot)com


Support Group in Clongriffin Dublin

The next Clongriffin Group will be take place on Thursday 21st of July 6pm-7.30pm

For further info please contact Rachel at northside(at)fibroireland(dot)com or text (08) 799 76252 (between Mon-Fri 4.30am-7pm only). Please ensure to give your full name and contact details.

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