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Physical &Cognitive Performance Relationship to Fibromyalgia

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What are the differences in cognitive performance between individuals with and without fibromyalgia? What are factors that might be related to better cognitive performance, and does fall risk have to do with it? Barbara Cherry, Ph.D, will discus her latest published study on cognitive performance in older adults and individuals who experience fibromyalgia and chronic pain.

 

The study, "Positive Associations Between Physical and Cognitive Performance Measures in Fibromyalgia," was published by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

 

Barbara Cherry, Ph.D., is currently an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), where she teaches cognitive psychology and research methods. Dr. Cherry conducts research on cognitive aging, and collaborates with investigators at both CSUF and the University of Southern California on successful aging. She also recently became coordinator for the Gerontology Academic Program at CSUF, and a member of the research faculty for the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center at CSUF: http://fmcp.fullerton.edu/

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