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

Prevent Or Reverse Diabetes: An Amazing Herbal Intervention

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

VIDEO: Essential Oils for Weight Loss

Can Ginkgo Give Your Brain a Boost?

Can Valerian Root Help You Sleep Better?

Fighting Statin-Induced Diabetes with CoQ10

Eight servings of veggies a day is clearly best for the heart

The Many Wonders of Calming Sandalwood Oil

Curcumin — A Novel Treatment Alternative for Depression

How Glycation Accelerates Aging

 
Print Page
Email Article

Prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in children: a clinical study of Mexican children

  [ 69 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Clark P, Burgos-Vargas R, Medina-Palma C, Lavielle P, Marina FF • www.ProHealth.com • October 2, 1998


OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia (FM) in
schoolchildren according to the 2 stage classification process
proposed by the 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
Multicenter Criteria Committee on Fibromyalgia.

METHODS: Stage
1: we administered a pain questionnaire to a sample of 548
schoolchildren (264 boys, 284 girls; mean age 11.9 yrs, range
9-15). Stage 2: two rheumatologists examined all children with
diffuse pain. Using thumb palpation, they examined 18
fibromyalgia tender points and 3 pairs of controls points
followed by dolorimetry. Additionally, a random sample of 79
children with no pain were selected as controls, following the
same procedures (thumb palpation and dolorimetry). The
Wilcoxon test was used to compare the distribution of
tenderness thresholds between FM and non-FM groups. Kappa
statistics for multiple raters was used to assess
interobserver agreement.

RESULTS: Seven children, all girls,
fulfilled the ACR diagnostic criteria for FM. Thus, the
prevalence of FM in this group of schoolchildren reached only
1.2%. The girls with FM had a mean of 14 tender points,
whereas controls (n = 79) had 2.4. Pain thresholds were 3.4 kg
in children with FM and 5.1 kg in controls (p = 0.004).

CONCLUSION: The prevalence of FM in our study was 5-fold lower
than a previous report. This variance may be due to (1) racial
and sociocultural differences between populations; and (2)
differences in methodological approach. The difficulties of
making accurate estimates of FM across different studies are
highlighted.




Post a Comment

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

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


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

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
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%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia Thyroid Health and Fibromyalgia
Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial Mitochondria-Booster NIAGEN® Shows Promise in First Human Clinical Trial
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency
Safely Burn Away Body Fat Safely Burn Away Body Fat
The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol The Guaifenesin Story: A centuries-old bark extract used for clearing the airways – now key to a popular FM symptom-reversal protocol

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