Activate Now
 
ProHealth fibromyalgia Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

16 Things Fibromyalgia Sufferers Need to Stop Doing

Melatonin Helps Fibromyalgia Pain: A Double-Blind Study

Update on the Genetics of Fibromyalgia

Potential Sleep-Related Treatment Targets for Fibromyalgia Identified

Neurogenic Neuroinflammation in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Getting a Great Night Sleep with Fibromyalgia - Even When You've Tried EVERYTHING!

Epigenetics, Fibromyalgia and You!

SURVEY: Have You Been Misdiagnosed?

A Fibromyalgia Recovery Story by Lynn Lennon

5 Health Strategies You Can Learn from Your Dog

 
Print Page
Email Article

Fibromyalgia Diagnostic Criteria – New vs. Old: Which is Better?

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 12, 2013


Do new diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia provide treatment opportunity to those previously untreated?
 
By Julide Oncu, et al.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It has been known that tender points detected by ACR 1990 criteria alone might not describe the essence of fibromyalgia, so preliminary diagnostic ACR 2010 criteria was developed. Since there has been no clear evidence exist examining the concordance rates and sensitivity to treatment of these two criteria comparatively, we aimed to shed light on this ambiguity.

MATHERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred patients with widespread pain were studied. Fulfillment of both criteria was determined at baseline, at 3th and 12th months. Sensitivity and specificity values were identified. The relationship between Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire and components of two criteria was detected by pearson correlation. And the concordance rate was evaluated by kappa coefficient.

RESULTS:

  • At the 1st visit (baseline), two criteria were concordant in 48.5% (n=49) of cases (κ=0.43[95%CI.0.22,0.58]).

  • However, the concordance was present in only 25(25%) of the subjects (κ=0.29[95%CI:0.12,0.36]) at the end of the study.

  • After 1 year of follow-up, the sensitivity of ACR 2010 was higher than that of ACR 1990 (0.88; 0.56 respectively) (p< 0.05).

CONCLUSION: ACR 2010 criteria is more sensitive than ACR 1990 both at first diagnosis and after 1 year of follow-up. So; it enables to diagnose and may give opportunity to treat more underdiagnosed FM patients.

Source: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, April 29, 2013. By Julide Oncu, Resat Iliser, Banu Kuran. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Istanbul Sisli Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™ Hydroxocobalamin Extreme™
The B-12 your brain needs for detox & sharpness
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion

Natural Remedies

SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12 The Brain Boosting and Fatigue Fighting B-12
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire
Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes? Are You Obtaining the Proper Enzymes?

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing