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Study: Are Fibromyalgia patients as inactive as they say they are?

Tuesday 10 March 2009

Knees A small study compared two sets of people – one with Fibromyalgiaand the other with rheumatoid arthritis – and found that both groups of people were symptomatically very similar.

The results of the study were published in Clinical Rheumatology.

Here’s what the researchers (Graham Raftery et al) said:

“Both fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients self-report similar disability.

These diseases are viewed differently by the medical profession - as one has ample evidence of tissue damage and inflammation and the other does not.

We were interested to see if an objective measure produced similar results.”

An article about the study can be found here:

Prohealth: Are Fibromyalgia patients as inactive as they say they are? - Source: Clinical Rheumatology, Feb 20, 2009

And you can preview the full study results here:

SpringerLink: Are Fibromyalgia patients as inactive as they say they are?



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