Proposed Study to Develop and Validate a Clinical Case Definition for the Fibromyalgia Syndrome Applicable to the Clinical Practice Setting

I. Jon Russell

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Abstract

The 1990 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria for the Classification of the fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) were intended principally to facilitate uniform screening of patients to enter FMS research studies. They have been dramatically fruitful in that respect since the numbers of research studies on the subject of FMS subsequently increased from under 20 published per year to over 200 per year and climbing. Clearly, these criteria met a perceived need in the medical community and have opened up the FMS for exploration by modem clinical, imaging, and laboratory methodologies. There has been a growing recognition of the need for a validated, clinical case definition that can be used to diagnose and manage FMS in the practices of community physicians. The Canadians have been the first to offer a consensus regarding a clinical case definition that was specifically developed for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Fibromyalgia Syndrome
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Case Definition for Practitioners
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages109-111
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781000111934
ISBN (Print)9781003063865
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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