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Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Analysing Biological Rhythms in Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.366
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241–4
Synopsis: 
We evaluated biological rhythm disorders (sleep, functional activities, social participation, eating patterns) in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). This study shows an important relationship between rhythm disorders and FMS, so a multidisciplinary approach is needed to treat these patients.

ABSTRACT

Aim: This study evaluated biological rhythm disorders in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Accepted: 
02 Mar, 2015
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e-Published: 20 Apr, 2015

Effects of Depression and Anxiety on Quality of Life of Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Knee Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia Syndrome

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Pages: 
122–9
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In this study, the effects of anxiety and depression on quality of life were measured in 154 patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, knee osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. Quality of life was observed to decrease in patients whose depression and/or anxiety scores were high. The necessity of a multidisciplinary approach including psychiatric support is emphasized for these patients.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To measure the effects of depression and anxiety on quality of life (QoL) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), knee osteoarthritis (OA) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS).

Methods: One hundred and fifty-four patients with RA, knee OA, and FMS who presented to the physical medicine and rehabilitation department were studied. For evaluation of the patients, Beck depression scale, Beck anxiety scale, and Short Form-36 were used.

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e-Published: 01 Jul, 2013
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