Synergy Towards Health: a Nursing Intervention Model for Women Living with Fibromyalgia, and their Spouses
Référence bibliographique 
Sylvain, Hélène et Talbot, Lise R. 2002. «Synergy Towards Health: a Nursing Intervention Model for Women Living with Fibromyalgia, and their Spouses ». Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 38, no 3, p. 264-273.
Intentions : «The purpose of this study was to develop a nursing intervention model based on the experiential knowledge of women with fibromyalgia, their spouses and nurses from a local community services centre (CLSC).» (p. 265)
Questions/Hypothèses : «The following research questions were expected to contribute to the goal of the study: […] According to the perspectives of women affected with fibromyalgia, their spouses and nurses, what is the meaning of a helpful intervention for women affected with fibromyalgia and their spouses? […] What nursing intervention model can be derived from the consensus of these three perspectives?» (p. 265)
Échantillon/Matériau : «Three distinct groups were selected to participate as partners in the study: women diagnosed with fibromyalgia, their spouses, and community health nurses who intervene with this clientele. […] Interviews were conducted with seven women diagnosed with fibromyalgia, four spouses, four CLSC nurses, two physicians, including a rheumatologist, one physiotherapist, one community organizer, and one nurse manager.» (p. 266) Les participants ont aussi été interrogés en groupe.
Instruments : - Guide d’entretien pour les entretiens individuels - Guide d’entretien de groupe
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«We cannot assume that the intervention model that resulted from this study represents the solution to the problems experienced by all of the people living with fibromyalgia on a day-to-day basis. […] This study enables one to observe that nurses are amongst the health care professionals who are well placed to meet the needs of women with fibromyalgia, who are often abandoned by the health care system.» (p. 271) Note that «[t]he interviews with the spouses enabled us to acquire information on how the illness affects their life on a daily basis. The spouses expressed how their supporting role revolves around the feelings of love that the couple has for one another. This research is beneficial because it provides the spouses’ points of view on helpful interventions and highlights the importance of spousal support as a constituent part of the intervention model. Indeed, according to the spouses, there are two types of support: the practical type, such as assisting with the household tasks, and the psychological support, which consists in being a good listener, being understanding and supportive. […] Spouses admitted needing guidance to better prepare them in providing the psychological support needed.» (p. 267)