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Prevalence of fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain
Primary Care Centre Hertig Knut, Halmstad, Sweden.
Primary Care Centre Hertig Knut, Halmstad, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6294-538X
Spenshult Hospital, Oskarström, Sweden.
Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden.
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2000 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 18, no 3, 149-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: To explore the prevalence of fibromyalgia and chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain in a general population using the criteria of the American College of Rheumatology from 1990.

DESIGN: Structured interview and clinical examination, including tender-point count and pain threshold measured with a dolorimeter, of subjects with suspected chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain.

SETTING: The general population in south-west Sweden 1995-1996.

SUBJECTS: 303 individuals with suspected chronic widespread pain were identified in a previously defined cohort containing 2425 men and women aged 20-74 years. 202 individuals were invited and 147 agreed to participate.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Tenderpoint count, pain threshold and prevalence of chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia.

RESULTS: The prevalence of fibromyalgia was estimated to 1.3% (95% CI 0.8-1.7; n = 2425) and that of all chronic widespread pain to 4.2% (95% CI 3.4-5.0; n = 2425). The mean pain threshold measured with a dolorimeter was lower in subjects with chronic widespread pain (p < 0.01) and correlated with the number of tender points (r = -0.59, p < 0.01) but could not be used to distinguish the subjects with fibromyalgia.

CONCLUSION: Compared to other studies, fibromyalgia and chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain seemed to be relatively rare conditions in the south-west of Sweden.

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2000. Vol. 18, no 3, 149-153 p.
Keyword [en]
Chronic widespread pain, Epidemiology, Fibromyalgia, General practice
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Rheumatology and Autoimmunity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32309DOI: 10.1080/028134300453340PubMedID: 11097099Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0033753447OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-32309DiVA: diva2:1039961
Available from: 2016-10-25 Created: 2016-10-25 Last updated: 2016-10-28Bibliographically approved

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