Abstract: Fibromyalgia in men: comparison of psychological features with women

J Rheumatol. 2004 Dec;31(12):2464-7. Yunus MB, Celiker R, Aldag JC. Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, USA.

OBJECTIVE: To describe possible differences in psychological factors in men compared to women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM).

METHODS: Forty men and 160 women with FM were evaluated for anxiety, stress, and depression measured by ordinal scales and validated psychological instruments. Clinical and psychological variables were evaluated by a protocol.

RESULTS: Both men and women scored high in the psychological variables measured but the results were not significantly different between them.

CONCLUSION: There was no significant difference between men and women with FM in their psychological status. PMID: 15570652 [PubMed – in process]

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