Assessment instruments for patients with fibromyalgia: properties, applications and interpretation.

@article{Salaffi2009AssessmentIF,
  title={Assessment instruments for patients with fibromyalgia: properties, applications and interpretation.},
  author={Fausto Salaffi and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Alessandro Ciapetti and Fabiola Atzeni},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5 Suppl 56},
  pages={S92-105}
}
A comprehensive assessment of the multiple symptom domains associated with fibromyalgia (FM) and the impact of FM on multidimensional aspects of function should form a routine part of the care of FM patients. Clinical trials and long-term clinical registries have used various outcome measures, but the key domains include pain, fatigue, disturbed sleep, physical functioning, emotional functioning, patient global ratings of satisfaction, and their health-related quality of life (HRQL). A number… CONTINUE READING

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