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

|
|
|

Trending News

Is Fibromyalgia a Mitochondrial Disorder?

VIDEO: Fibromyalgia in Pictures

Two Fibromyalgia Patients Turned Away Because of Their Service Dogs

3 Levels of Fibromyalgia Limitations

Significant Mitochondrial Dysfunction Found in Skin of Fibromyalgia Patients

Lyrica Fails as Treatment for Adolescents with Fibromyalgia

Why Paleo for Fibro?

Aortic Elasticity Impaired in Severe Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Patients at Greater Risk for IBS

The Importance of Forgiveness When Living with Chronic Illness

 
Print Page
Email Article

Prevalence of Falls in Fibromyalgia Patients

  [ 11 votes ]   [ 2 Comments ]
By Sandra Adolph Meireles, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • August 3, 2014


Note: You may read the full text of this article free HERE.

Abstract:

OBJECTIVE: To compare the risk of falls in fibromyalgia (FM) patients compared to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and normal controls.

METHODS: We studied 60 FM, 60 RA patients and 60 controls for fall frequency in one week, one month, six months and one year. Patients were submitted to body mass index determination and balance evaluation through the Berg scale. Data on disease impact and depression were collected in FM patients through the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and the Beck Questionnaire.

RESULTS: FM patients had a higher frequency of falls than RA patients and control individuals in one month (p<0.0001), in six months (p<0.0001) and in one year (p<0.0001). No relationship was found between falls and body mass index, pain or depression scores. Falls in 12 months were associated with higher FIQ values.

CONCLUSION: FM patients fall more often than RA patients and control individuals.

Source: Acta Ortopedica Brasileira, 2014. By Sandra Adolph Meireles, Daniel Casagrande Antero, Marciane Maria Kulczycki and Thelma Larocca Skare. Physiotherapy Unit, Escola Dom Bosco, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Physiotherapy Unit, Escola Dom Bosco, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Escola Dom Bosco, Physiotherapy Unit, Curitiba, PR, Brazil; Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Universitário Evangélico, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Universitário Evangélico, Curitiba, PR, Brazil, Hospital Universitário Evangélico, Rheumatology Unit, Curitiba, PR, Brazil.



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 

falls in Fibro patients
Posted by: Dodee59
Aug 5, 2014
We Fibro people already know we fall, stumble, and lose balance on higher level. Now WHY?
Reply Reply

Falls in FMS
Posted by: sylviae
Aug 27, 2014
I have severe FM, and also ostero arthritis, back problems that they won't "touch'.
I fall a lot, but it seems more like a ballance issue.
Have Myoclonus in both legs- have been tested- they have NO idea what is causing it.
The pain is not 'restless leg' they told me.All I know is that it was getting too painful to 'keep going' A Dr finally recommended a med., called 'REQUIP " THANK GOD!
It has helped- taken Q 4 hrs all day long! along with parafon forte. If this info helps ONE person, that's worth it to me.
Reply Reply
 
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® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Fibro Freedom™ Fibro Freedom™
Soothes, strengthens & revitalizes
FibroSleep™ by ProHealth FibroSleep™ by ProHealth
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Guaifenesin FA™ Guaifenesin FA™
Natural Expectorant Relieves Chest Congestion

Natural Remedies

Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew Vitamin E: Super Antioxidant We Only Thought We Knew
Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss
Live Without Anxiety or Stress

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