Activate Now
ProHealth health 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
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%

How One LLND Treats Lyme disease and Co-infections Using Natural Medicine

SURVEY RESULTS: Has Your Illness Affected What You Eat?

New depression diagnosis and treatment

Surprising Benefits of Cinnamon

Specific vitamin D levels linked to heart problems

A Sleep Intervention For Children With Autism: A Pilot Study

Higher vitamin D levels may be protective against acute rhinosinusitis

Real Life as a Mom with Chronic Illness

Saffron reduces oxidative stress in metabolic syndrome patients

Print Page
Email Article

Improving Pediatricians' Recognition of Juvenile Fibromyalgia

  [ 2 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • September 6, 2013

Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Improved Recognition by Pediatric Primary Care Providers.

By Judith D.  McLeod, DNP, RN, CPNP


INTRODUCTION: Juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome (JFS) is a medically unexplained illness that can cause persistent, diffuse pain in a child or adolescent. This pain can lead to anxiety or depression and absence from school or work, and it can adversely affect a child's quality of life and family relationships. Prompt recognition of JFS may decrease problems for pediatric patients with chronic pain, but pediatric primary care providers' lack of familiarity with JFS can cause a delay in diagnosis.

METHOD: A project using a developed screening tool, the SORE Scoresheet, was implemented in the pediatric clinic at Kaiser Permanente Fontana from September 2011 to January 2012. Pediatric providers were educated about the tool before the project began.

RESULTS: Twenty-two patients with JFS were referred with use of the SORE Scoresheet. Symptoms of JFS matched at a rate of 93% between the providers and the rheumatologist, and a reduction in the number of weeks to referral and the number of visits before referral was found compared with a sample of patients with JFS from  2010.

CONCLUSION: Pediatric provider education and development of a screening tool assists with the recognition of JFS.

Copyright © 2013 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care, August 26, 2013. By Judith D.  McLeod, DNP, RN, CPNP.

Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products

Article Comments

Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment

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

Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%

Featured Products

Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Breaking Through the Mental Fog Breaking Through the Mental Fog
Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems! Block Acid Reflux to Prevent Esophageal Problems!
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits Why Berries Offer a Rainbow of Health Benefits
Natural Relief for Soreness, Pain and Swelling – Putting Out the Fire

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Causes
Fibromyalgia Treatments
Fibromyalgia Diet
Fibromyalgia Medications
M.E. & CFS
What is M.E./CFS?
M.E./CFS Diagnosis
M.E./CFS Symptoms
M.E./CFS Causes
M.E./CFS Treatments
M.E./CFS Diet
M.E./CFS Medications
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme Disease Diagnosis
Lyme Disease Symptoms
Lyme Disease Causes
Lyme Disease Treatments
Lyme Disease Diet
Lyme Disease Medications
M.E. & CFS
Lyme Disease
General Health
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing