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

On-and-off fasting helps fight obesity, study finds

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

Can Pomegranates Slow Aging?

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

What Benefits Can You Get From High-Quality Whey Protein?

 
Print Page
Email Article

Testing an instrument to screen for fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome in generapopulation studies: the London FM Epidemiology Study Screening Questionnairel

  [ 107 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • April 7, 1999


OBJECTIVE: To develop and test an instrument to screen for
fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) in general population surveys.

METHODS: We designed a questionnaire with 4 pain and 2 fatigue
items. A positive screen was defined 2 ways: (1) positive
responses to all 4 items on pain, and (2) positive responses
to all pain and fatigue items. Sensitivity was tested in the
clinic on 31 outpatients with FM, specificity on 30
outpatients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 30 healthy
controls. Test-retest reliability (TRR) was estimated in a
community survey of 672 noninstitutionalized adults. Positive
predictive value (PPV) was estimated as part of a community
survey of 3395 noninstitutionalized adults, in which 100 cases
of FM were confirmed by examination.

RESULTS: For pain
criteria alone sensitivity was 100% (95% confidence intervals
90.3%, 100%); in patients with RA specificity was 53.3%
(35.4%, 71.2%). For the pain plus fatigue criteria,
sensitivity was 93.5% (83.8%, 100%), and specificity in
patients with RA 80% (65.7%, 94.3%). In nonpatient controls,
specificity was 100% (89.3%, 100%) using either definition of
a positive screen. For those initially screening negative, TRR
was 100% (93.2%, 100%) using either definition. For positive
screens, TRR was 95.0% (88.8%, 100%) for the pain criteria
alone, and 81.0% (69.1%, 92.8%) for the combined criteria. PPV
was 56.8% (53.0%, 60.6%) using the pain criteria alone, and
70.6% (CI 55.3%, 85.9%) using the combined criteria.

CONCLUSION: The instrument appears to be useful in screening
for FM in general population surveys of noninstitutionalized
adults. Confirmation of FM among those who screen positive
requires a personal interview to reestablish pain duration and
distribution, and an examination for tender points.

White KP, Harth M, Speechley M, Ostbye T




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Vitamin D3 Extreme™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid

Natural Remedies

Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker Coenzyme Q10 - The Energy Maker
The Super Antioxidant for Brain, Joint and Heart Health The Super Antioxidant for Brain, Joint and Heart Health
The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map