Janice Anderson

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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and characteristics of fibromyalgia in the general population. METHODS A random sample of 3,006 persons in Wichita, KS, were characterized according to the presence of no pain, non-widespread pain, and widespread pain. A subsample of 391 persons, including 193 with widespread pain, were examined and interviewed in(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate relationships between sex, pain threshold and fibromyalgia (FM) symptoms in the general population. METHODS Data were obtained from a randomized populations survey of 3,006 persons in Wichita, KS and a subsample of 391 who completed a detailed interview and had an examination. Tender point counts, dolorimetry scores, clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study, for the first time, service utilization and costs in fibromyalgia, a prevalent syndrome associated with high levels of pain, functional disability, and emotional distress. METHODS Five hundred thirty-eight fibromyalgia patients from 6 rheumatology centers were enrolled in a 7-year prospective study of fibromyalgia outcome. Patients(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the intermediate and long-term outcomes of fibromyalgia in patients seen in rheumatology centers in which there is special interest in the syndrome. METHODS We conducted a longitudinal outcome study by mailed comprehensive Health Assessment Questionnaire administered every 6 months to 538 patients, from 6 rheumatology centers, whose(More)
OBJECTIVE According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 1999 and 2000 incidence rates for tuberculosis (TB) in the US population were 6.4 and 5.8, respectively, per 100,000 persons. Recently, reports of TB following infliximab administration have raised questions regarding the rate of TB in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)(More)
The familiar adage "pets are good for your health" is an interesting but largely untested theory. A new model was developed, based on pet ownership leads to better self care, to show possible associations between pet ownership with eating, exercise, nutritional status, and specific cardiovascular risk factors. Seniors aged sixty and above were solicited(More)
OBJECTIVE The symptoms of what has been called silicone implant associated syndrome (SIAS) and fibromyalgia (FM) are similar. It has been hypothesized that silicone (filled) breast implants (SBI) might be causally related to the development of FM. This hypothesis was investigated by comparing 508 patients with FM with 1228 control subjects. We also studied(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence and determinants of self-reported work disability in persons with fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS A longitudinal, multicenter survey of 1604 patients with FM from 6 centers with diverse socioeconomic characteristics was begun in 1988. Assessments were by self-report questionnaire and telephone contact, and included work(More)
"Self-CARE for a Healthy Heart" promotes healthier dietary practices to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors. Forty-four adults, aged 60-90, participated. The objectives were to determine if this self-paced program improved dietary habits and to identify how it could be better tailored for elderly. After finishing Self-CARE, 47.8% of respondents(More)
Researchers who have investigated the public understanding of science have argued that fictional cinema and television has proven to be particularly effective at blurring the distinction between fact and fiction. The rationale for this study lies in the notion that to teach science effectively, educators need to understand how popular culture influences(More)