Analysis of Variance in Fibromyalgia Symptom Severity Related to Demographic Variables

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Christine E. Murray, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Objectives: The purpose of this study was to attempt to identify demographic risk factors for increased symptom severity among patients with fibromyalgia syndrome [FMS].Methods: This study involved a cross-sectional Internet-based survey of adults diagnosed with FMS.Results: Analyses of variance revealed that symptom severity was associated with age, employment status, household income level, and level of educational attainment.Conclusions: This study has identified four variables that are predictive of FMS clinical severity. It is proposed that demographic variables be assessed as a component of future management strategies.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Fibromyalgia syndrome, symptom severity, patient demographics

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