Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia

Johannes W.G. Jacobs, Johannes J. Rasker, Agnes van der Heide, Johannes Boersma, Alida C.E. de Blecourt, Eduard N. Griep, Martin H. van Rijswijk, Johannes W.J. Bijlsma

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    Objectives: To study the validity and nature of self-assessed symptoms among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and to compare our data with findings reported in the US. To determine whether tender point scores correlate with self-reported pain and other symptoms and to study the influence of disease duration. - Methods: Tender point scores were assessed in 113 consecutive patients with FMS. All patients completed 2 self-assessment questionnaires (an extended Campbell list, the Enschede Fibromyalgia Questionnaire, and the Dutch Arthritis Impact Measurement Scales). Results: The self-assessed symptoms of the Dutch FMS patients seem to be valid and are comparable with those of American patients. No association between disease duration and number of self-reported symptoms was found. An association between self-reported pain and mean tender point score was lacking for patients with disease of shorter duration and was weak for patients with disease of longer duration. Conclusions: The use of a self-report questionnaire for patients with FMS is feasible and appears to be valid. Tender point scores and self-reported pain represent very different aspects of pain in FMS.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)105-111
    JournalArthritis & rheumatism
    Volume9
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1996

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    • METIS-148945
    • IR-71225

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    Jacobs, J. W. G., Rasker, J. J., van der Heide, A., Boersma, J., de Blecourt, A. C. E., Griep, E. N., ... Bijlsma, J. W. J. (1996). Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia. Arthritis & rheumatism, 9(2), 105-111.
    Jacobs, Johannes W.G. ; Rasker, Johannes J. ; van der Heide, Agnes ; Boersma, Johannes ; de Blecourt, Alida C.E. ; Griep, Eduard N. ; van Rijswijk, Martin H. ; Bijlsma, Johannes W.J. / Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia. In: Arthritis & rheumatism. 1996 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 105-111.
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    Jacobs, JWG, Rasker, JJ, van der Heide, A, Boersma, J, de Blecourt, ACE, Griep, EN, van Rijswijk, MH & Bijlsma, JWJ 1996, 'Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia' Arthritis & rheumatism, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 105-111.

    Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia. / Jacobs, Johannes W.G.; Rasker, Johannes J.; van der Heide, Agnes; Boersma, Johannes; de Blecourt, Alida C.E.; Griep, Eduard N.; van Rijswijk, Martin H.; Bijlsma, Johannes W.J.

    In: Arthritis & rheumatism, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1996, p. 105-111.

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    Jacobs JWG, Rasker JJ, van der Heide A, Boersma J, de Blecourt ACE, Griep EN et al. Lack of correlation between the mean tender point score and self-reported pain in fibromyalgia. Arthritis & rheumatism. 1996;9(2):105-111.