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Fibromyalgia in men: comparison of psychological features with women.

Abstract

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.

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    Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, One Illinois Drive, Peoria, IL 61605, USA. yunus@uic.edu

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    Source

    The Journal of rheumatology 31:12 2004 Dec pg 2464-7

    MeSH

    Adaptation, Psychological
    Adult
    Age Factors
    Cohort Studies
    Depressive Disorder
    Female
    Fibromyalgia
    Follow-Up Studies
    Humans
    Male
    Middle Aged
    Pain Measurement
    Pain Threshold
    Probability
    Quality of Life
    Risk Assessment
    Severity of Illness Index
    Sex Factors
    Statistics, Nonparametric
    Stress, Psychological

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    15570652

    Citation

    Yunus, Muhammad B., et al. "Fibromyalgia in Men: Comparison of Psychological Features With Women." The Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 31, no. 12, 2004, pp. 2464-7.
    Yunus MB, Celiker R, Aldag JC. Fibromyalgia in men: comparison of psychological features with women. J Rheumatol. 2004;31(12):2464-7.
    Yunus, M. B., Celiker, R., & Aldag, J. C. (2004). Fibromyalgia in men: comparison of psychological features with women. The Journal of Rheumatology, 31(12), pp. 2464-7.
    Yunus MB, Celiker R, Aldag JC. Fibromyalgia in Men: Comparison of Psychological Features With Women. J Rheumatol. 2004;31(12):2464-7. PubMed PMID: 15570652.
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