Health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: a comparison with rheumatoid arthritis patients and the general population using the SF-36 health survey.

@article{Salaffi2009HealthrelatedQO,
  title={Health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia patients: a comparison with rheumatoid arthritis patients and the general population using the SF-36 health survey.},
  author={Fausto Salaffi and Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini and Rita Girolimetti and Fabiola Atzeni and Stefania Gasparini and Walter Grassi},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 5 Suppl 56},
  pages={
          S67-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare health-related quality of life (HRQL) in fibromyalgia (FM) patients with that of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and the general population, and investigate if the factors are associated with the greater impact of FM. METHODS This cross-sectional study involved 380 patients with FM, 693 patients with RA and 1579 healthy controls. HRQL was evaluated using the Medical Outcome Study Short-Form 36 (SF-36), and the measures included disease-related characteristics… CONTINUE READING
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