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The impact of fibromyalgia on health status according to the types, demographic background and pain index

Ghavidel-Parsa, B. and Bidari, A. and Maafi, A.A. and Hassankhani, A. and Hajiabbasi, A. and Montazeri, A. and Sanaei, O. and Ghalehbaghi, B. (2016) The impact of fibromyalgia on health status according to the types, demographic background and pain index. Clinical and experimental rheumatology, 34 (2). S134-S139. ISSN 1593098X

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OBJECTIVES: To compare fibromyalgia (FM) core symptoms, FM impact severity and health status between the recently defined type A and type B of fibromyalgia. To compare disease impact and health status between FM patients and non-FM chronic pain control group. Finally, to compare health related quality of life and disease symptom severity by demographic background and widespread pain index (WPI). METHODS: A total of 284 consecutive FM patients and 96 non-FM control patients were enrolled. The information of four questionnaires including the Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire (FSQ), the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), the 12-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) and questionnaires regarding demographic features were collected from a local FM registry. RESULTS: Of all FM patients, 102 (94) and 7 (6) were type A and B, respectively. We found statistically significant differences in symptomatology, the FIQ scores and the SF-12 subscales across two type and control groups (p<0.001). However, when we compared these scores pairwise, except WPI there were no significant differences in other scores between type A and B. Also, there were no significant differences in FIQ and SF-12 scores across different age or educational status groups. Interestingly, patients with higher WPI had significantly higher FIQ (overall, symptom, and total) scores, worse PCS-12 and MCS-12 scores, and vice versa. CONCLUSIONS: Type B constitutes a minor but important component of FM that probably has a marked impact on the patient's perceived illness severity and quality of life. Further, WPI probably is the most important single indicator of disease severity and quality of life in FM.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: adult; aged; chronic pain; demography; female; fibromyalgia; health disparity; health survey; human; Iran; male; middle aged; pain measurement; pathophysiology; procedures; psychology; quality of life; severity of illness index; statistics and numerical data; symptom assessment, Adult; Aged; Chronic Pain; Demography; Female; Fibromyalgia; Health Status Disparities; Health Surveys; Humans; Iran; Male; Middle Aged; Pain Measurement; Quality of Life; Severity of Illness Index; Symptom Assessment
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 04:14
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4581

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