Simplifying Fibromyalgia Assessment: The VASFIQ Brief Symptom Scale.

  title={Simplifying Fibromyalgia Assessment: The VASFIQ Brief Symptom Scale.},
  author={Chad S. Boomershine and Birol Emir and Yi Wang and Gergana P Zlateva},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease},
  volume={3 5},
OBJECTIVES We tested the ability of the VASFIQ, a seven-item scale composed of Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) visual analog scales (VASs), to quantify fibromyalgia global disease severity and identify fibromyalgia patients with significant symptoms of fatigue, poor sleep, depression or anxiety. METHODS Spearman rank correlations were used to compare global VASFIQ, FIQ and Patient Global Impression of Change (PGIC) scores and individual FIQ VAS scores with full-length, validated… CONTINUE READING
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