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Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study.

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White, KP; Speechley, M; Harth, M; Ostbye, T
Published in: Scand J Rheumatol
2000

OBJECTIVE: To determine the proportion of adults with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) in the general population who also meet the 1988 Centre for Disease Control (CDC) criteria for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS: Seventy-four FMS cases were compared with 32 non-FMS controls with widespread pain and 23 with localized pain, all recruited in a general population survey. RESULTS: Among females, 58.0% of fibromyalgia cases met the full criteria for CFS, compared to 26.1% and 12.5% of controls with widespread and localized pain, respectively (p=0.0006). Male percentages were 80.0, 22.2, and zero, respectively (p=0.003). Compared to those with FMS alone, those meeting the case definitions for both FMS and CFS reported a worse course, worse overall health, more dissatisfaction with health, more non-CFS symptoms, and greater disease impact. The number of total symptoms and non-CFS symptoms were the best predictors of co-morbid CFS. CONCLUSIONS: There is significant clinical overlap between CFS and FMS.

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Scand J Rheumatol

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0300-9742

Publication Date

2000

Volume

29

Issue

1

Start / End Page

44 / 51

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Ontario
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Logistic Models
  • Humans
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Female
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
  • Comorbidity
 

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White, K. P., Speechley, M., Harth, M., & Ostbye, T. (2000). Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study. Scand J Rheumatol, 29(1), 44–51. https://doi.org/10.1080/030097400750001798
White, K. P., M. Speechley, M. Harth, and T. Ostbye. “Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study.Scand J Rheumatol 29, no. 1 (2000): 44–51. https://doi.org/10.1080/030097400750001798.
White KP, Speechley M, Harth M, Ostbye T. Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study. Scand J Rheumatol. 2000;29(1):44–51.
White, K. P., et al. “Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study.Scand J Rheumatol, vol. 29, no. 1, 2000, pp. 44–51. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/030097400750001798.
White KP, Speechley M, Harth M, Ostbye T. Co-existence of chronic fatigue syndrome with fibromyalgia syndrome in the general population. A controlled study. Scand J Rheumatol. 2000;29(1):44–51.
Journal cover image

Published In

Scand J Rheumatol

DOI

ISSN

0300-9742

Publication Date

2000

Volume

29

Issue

1

Start / End Page

44 / 51

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Ontario
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Logistic Models
  • Humans
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Female
  • Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic
  • Comorbidity