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Human Studies

2019 Oct 23

Adv Rheumatol



Self-reported disability in women with fibromyalgia from a tertiary care center.


Horta-Baas G, Romero-Figueroa M D S
Adv Rheumatol. 2019 Oct 23; 59(1):45.
PMID: 31647024.


The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS) 2.0 is a generic instrument to assess disability. Pain and psychological factors seem to play a pronounced disabling role in fibromyalgia (FM). There are few studies that investigate the factors associated with disability in patients with fibromyalgia from the patient's perspective. Information about FM disability using self-reported questionnaires is limited. This study aimed to assess the relationship between the ordinal response variable (degree of disability), and four explanatory variables: pain intensity, depression, anxiety, and alexithymia.