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The American College of Rheumatology 1990 Criteria for the Classification of Fibromyalgia. Report of the Multicenter Criteria Committee.
Criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia are widespread pain in combination with 2) tenderness at 11 or more of the 18 specific tender point sites, and no exclusions are made for the presence of concomitant radiographic or laboratory abnormalities.
The fibromyalgia impact questionnaire: development and validation.
An instrument has been developed to assess the current health status of women with the fibromyalgia syndrome and it has sufficient evidence of reliability and validity to warrant further testing in both research and clinical situations.
The Revised Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQR): validation and psychometric properties
- R. Bennett, R. Friend, Kim D. Jones, Rachel L Ward, B. K. Han, R. L. Ross
- Medicine, PsychologyArthritis research & therapy
- 10 August 2009
The FIQR is an updated version of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire that has good psychometric properties, can be completed in less than 2 minutes and is easy to score and has scoring characteristics comparable to the original FIQ.
The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ): a review of its development, current version, operating characteristics and uses.
- R. Bennett
- MedicineClinical and experimental rheumatology
- 1 September 2005
The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) was developed in the late 1980s by clinicians at Oregon Health & Science University in an attempt to capture the total spectrum of problems related to…
An internet survey of 2,596 people with fibromyalgia
- R. Bennett, Jessie C. Jones, D. Turk, I. Russell, Lynne Matallana
- Medicine, PsychologyBMC musculoskeletal disorders
- 9 March 2007
This survey provides a snap-shot of FM at the end of 2005, as reported by a self-selected population of people, and identifies several issues for further research, such as the prescribing habits of FM health care providers, the role of emotional precipitants, the impact of obesity, the significance of low back pain and the nature of FM related stiffness.
A prospective, longitudinal, multicenter study of service utilization and costs in fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia patients report more symptoms and comorbid or associated conditions than patients with other rheumatic conditions, and symptom reporting is linked to service utilization and, to a lesser extent, functional disability and global disease severity.
Minimal Clinically Important Difference in the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire
- R. Bennett, A. Bushmakin, J. Cappelleri, G. Zlateva, A. Sadosky
- Medicine, PsychologyThe Journal of Rheumatology
- 1 June 2009
Analysis of analyses of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire indicates that a 14% change in the FIQ total score is clinically relevant, and results of these analyses should enhance the clinical utility of the FIZ in research and practice.
Myofascial pain syndromes and their evaluation.
- R. Bennett
- MedicineBest practice & research. Clinical rheumatology
- 1 June 2007
Fibromyalgia Is Associated With Impaired Balance and Falls
- Kim D. Jones, F. Horak, K. Winters-Stone, Jessica M. Irvine, R. Bennett
- MedicineJournal of clinical rheumatology : practical…
- 1 January 2009
The results suggest that FM may affect peripheral and/or central mechanisms of postural control in patients and provide clinicians with methods to maximize postural stability and help fall prevention.