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Brief Research Report
Brief, Self-Report Fibromyalgia Screener Evaluated in a Sample of Chronic Pain Patients
Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Volume 14, Issue 5, pages 730–735, May 2013
How to Cite
Marcus, D. A., Bernstein, C. and Albrecht, K. L. (2013), Brief, Self-Report Fibromyalgia Screener Evaluated in a Sample of Chronic Pain Patients. Pain Medicine, 14: 730–735. doi: 10.1111/pme.12114
- Issue published online: 20 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2013
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Numbers: UL1 RR024153, UL1TR000005
- Chronic Pain;
- Screening Tool;
To validate a self-report fibromyalgia screener in a chronic pain population.
Adults with chronic pain were evaluated with a six-item, self-report fibromyalgia screening tool based on revised American College of Rheumatology (ACR) fibromyalgia diagnostic criteria, with fibromyalgia diagnosed when patients experienced chronic pain and scored ≥13 on the ACR fibromyalgia symptom severity scale. Patients were independently assigned clinical diagnoses by treating clinicians.
University-based, tertiary care pain clinic.
Three hundred thirty-seven mixed chronic pain patients.
Agreement between the clinical diagnosis and screener diagnosis was good (P < 0.001), with 76% sensitivity and 82% specificity.
A self-administered, brief fibromyalgia screening questionnaire can effectively identify chronic pain patients who will likely have clinical fibromyalgia.