Fibromyalgia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: driven by depression or joint damage?

@article{Kapoor2011FibromyalgiaIP,
  title={Fibromyalgia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: driven by depression or joint damage?},
  author={Sabrina R Kapoor and Samantha L Hider and Ann Brownfield and Derek L. Mattey and Jonathan C. Packham},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 6 Suppl 69},
  pages={S88-91}
}
OBJECTIVES Studies have shown an increased incidence of fibromyalgia (FMS) in RA patients. The aims of this study were to explore the effect of mood and disease damage on the prevalence of FMS. METHODS RA patients underwent a standardised clinical assessment, including disease activity (DAS-28), disease damage (mechanical joint score, MJS), fibromyalgia tender point assessment and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ). Patients were… CONTINUE READING
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