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

|
|
|
 
Print Page
Email Article

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

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Post a Comment ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 12, 2013

previous article next article

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.



previous article
  Not Yet Rated next article




DISCUSS THIS ARTICLE   (0 existing comments) 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 Your Next Order

Featured Products
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
Vitamin D3 5000 IU Vitamin D3 5000 IU
Give your body a boost with the sunshine vitamin
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Dr. Pall Products Value Pack Dr. Pall Products Value Pack
A New Protocol for ME/CFS & FM Relief
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Most Viewed Articles
What's the Hidden Cause Behind YOUR Fibromyalgia Flares? [more]

Pridgen Reports Fibromyalgia Antiviral Trial Results “Very Positive”: Predicts New Approach Will Be ... [more]

VIDEO: IACFS/ME Conference - Summary of Research by Dr. Komaroff [more]

How to Limit or Minimize Your Fibromyalgia Flare [more]

Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Post-Exertional Malaise and CFS/ME [more]

The Devil Is In The Details – A Herpes Simplex Virus Inquiry For Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Sy... [more]

Sympathetic Nervous System Dysfunction in FIbromyalgia and Overlapping Conditions [more]

Review of Nutritional Supplements Used for ME/CFS and FM [more]

FREE: Stop Feeding Yourself PAIN Guide [more]

Sympathetic nervous system dysfunction in fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel sy... [more]


FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing