Quality of life and physical functioning of relatives of fibromyalgia patients.

@article{Neumann1997QualityOL,
  title={Quality of life and physical functioning of relatives of fibromyalgia patients.},
  author={Lily Neumann and Dan Buskila},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={834-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The quality of life (QOL) and health status of fibromyalgia syndrome (FS) patients is impaired, and may adversely affect their close relatives. The aim of this study was to assess the QOL and physical functioning of relatives of FS patients. METHODS A total of 118 relatives (parents, husbands, siblings, and offspring) of 30 FS female patients were evaluated using a QOL scale and the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and were compared with 124 healthy controls. These measures… CONTINUE READING

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