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

Namenda (memantine): A Potential NEW Treatment for Fibromyalgia

Daytime Napping Linked to Increased Fibromyalgia Symptom Severity

Minimizing Fibromyalgia Symptoms: Valuable Lessons from Childhood

An Update on Drugs Used for Treating Fibromyalgia

Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and Its Association with Pain in Women with Fibromyalgia

SURVEY: What Triggered Your Illness?

Why I Became a Fibromyalgia Advocate

5 Tips for When Motivation Runs Out

There's This Friend I Have...

Neuro-inflammation II: The Kynurenine Pathway in Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS

 
Print Page
Email Article

Is Fibromyalgia Recognized by Rheumatologists in China?

  [ Not Yet Rated ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • September 11, 2013


National survey of knowledge, attitude and practice of fibromyalgia among rheumatologists in China.

By Rong Mu, et al.

Abstract:

Aim:
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. It is a less frequently diagnosed disease in China, thus Chinese rheumatologists may have lower awareness of FM compared with colleagues in Western countries. The aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of FM in Chinese rheumatologists and analyze their therapeutic approach in clinical practice.

Method:
An anonymous questionnaire survey was conducted among a nationwide sample of Chinese rheumatologists at the 15th National Rheumatology Conference in 2010. The 20-question survey included questions regarding background, work experience, perceptions of diagnosis and behaviors of treatment related to FM. Continuing medical education (CME) information was also collected in the survey.

Results: Seven hundred and seven rheumatologists responded to the questionnaire, a response rate of 60%.

  • Less than one-fifth of the respondents were experienced in dealing with FM.

  • Although most of the respondents regarded FM as a distinct pathological entity, nearly 30% of Chinese rheumatologists believed that FM was only a psychological disorder.

  • The respondents recognized some of the FM-related symptoms, but had limited knowledge on the diagnostic criteria.

  • Eighty percent of the respondents declared they had difficulties in treating FM patients.

  • However, nearly all (90.8%) respondents believed that the prognosis of FM patients was usually benign.

  • Our data also showed that most Chinese rheumatologists were eager for CME on FM.

Conclusion: The awareness and perception of FM are still low among Chinese rheumatologists. CME on FM is needed for improving the quality of health care in China.

© 2013 The Authors International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases © 2013 Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

Source: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, June 16, 2013. By Rong Mu, Chun Li, Jia-Xin Zhu, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Tian-Jiao Duan, Min Feng, Guo-Chun Wang, Feng-Chun Zhang, and Zhan-Guo Li. Department of Rheumatologyand Immunology, People's Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China; Department of Continuing Medical Education, People's Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China.




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 Vitamins and Supplements

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion
B-12 Extreme™ B-12 Extreme™
The Most Potent Vitamin B-12 on Earth
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes

Natural Remedies

Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love Aches and Pains? A Simple Solution You'll Love
Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS Magnesium: An Essential Supplement for ME/CFS
Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed Fight Inflammation and Promote Cognitive Health with High-OPC Grape Seed
The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol The Most Powerful Natural Antioxidant Discovered to Date - Hydroxytyrosol
How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS How to Jump-start and Sustain Energy Production in CFS

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