New developments in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: Say goodbye to tender points? – Source: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, June 2009

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[Note: The full text of this educational article is available free online at www.ccjm.org/content/76/6/345.long]

The Symptom Intensity Scale score can be used to identify and quantify fibromyalgia syndrome from information supplied by a simple questionnaire.

In this paper, the author describes how this test was developed and argues in favor of its use in clinical practice in diagnosing fibromyalgia syndrome.

Source: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, June 2009;76(6) pp 345-352. PMID: 19487555, by Wilke WS, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Disease, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. [E-mail: wilkew@ccf.org]

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