Comparison between the Outcome Treatment Results of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Widespread Pain Katsuhiro Toda 1 1Department of Rehabilitation,Hatsukaichi Memorial Hospital Keyword: 線維筋痛症(fibromyalgia) , 慢性広範痛症(chronic widespread pain) , 治療成績(treatment result) pp.1203-1207
Published Date 2009/12/25
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1408101639
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 The outcome of 34 patients with fibromyalgia (FM) and 18 patients with chronic widespread pain (CWP) or the incomplete form of CWP (I-CWP) who underwent treatment for more than 3 months was compared. Patients whose pain was markedly relieved after the completion of treatment were classified as a cure. Pain at the time of the first visit was set equal to 100,and the outcome of the patients whose pain decreased to below 30 and to 31―90 was regarded as "excellent" and "good",respectively. Among the 34 patients with FM,the outcome of 5 was classified as a cure,4 as excellent,17 as good,and 8 as unchanged or aggravated. Among the 18 patients with CWP/I-CWP,the outcome of 6 was classified as a cure,3 as excellent,7 as good,and 2 as unchanged or aggravated. The outcome of treatment of CWP/I-CWP was better than the outcome of treatment of FM,but the difference was not significant.

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