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Human Studies

2020 Jan-Feb

Clin Exp Rheumatol

38 Suppl 123


Self-forgiveness in fibromyalgia patients and its relationship with acceptance, catastrophising and coping.


Vallejo MA, Vallejo-Slocker L, Rivera J, Offenbächer M, Dezutter J, Toussaint L
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2020 Jan-Feb; 38 Suppl 123(1):79-85.
PMID: 32116214.


Forgiveness influences health through numerous mechanisms, but commonly it is thought to reduce stress, increase healthy behaviour, and promote social support, thereby positively impacting health and wellbeing. Self-forgiveness has been given considerable attention in relation to health and wellbeing. Fibromyalgia (FM) patients had lower forgiveness of others and self-forgiveness as compared to controls. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship of self-forgiveness (FS) with the impact and severity of FM, acceptance, catastrophising, and coping.