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A pilot study of health and wellness coaching for fibromyalgia

  • Kevin V. Hackshaw1, 9Email author,
  • Marcal Plans-Pujolras2,
  • Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona3,
  • Margaret A. Moore4, 5, 6,
  • Erika K. Jackson4,
  • Gary A. Sforzo7 and
  • C. A. Tony Buffington8
BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:457

Received: 4 June 2016

Accepted: 28 October 2016

Published: 8 November 2016

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28 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
8 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12891-016-1316-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Internal Medicine and Molecular Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Nestlé-Purina, Saint Joseph, USA
Food Science and Technology, College of Food Agriculture and Environmental Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Wellcoaches Corporation, Wellesley, USA
Institute of Coaching, McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, Belmont, USA
National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches, San Diego, USA
Exercise & Sport Sciences, 323 Center for Health Sciences, Ithaca College, Ithaca, USA
Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, USA
Division of Immunology/Rheumatology, William Davis Medical Research Center, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA