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Ann Rheum Dis. 2002 Jul;61(7):644-5.

A six year prospective study of a cohort of patients with fibromyalgia.

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  • 1Division of Rheumatology, University Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine the long term prognosis in patients with fibromyalgia (FM).

METHODS:

Forty five of 70 patients who had participated in a three week trial six years earlier completed again the same questionnaires used previously.

RESULTS:

Most symptoms had remained stable. Pain had increased, but some aspects of quality of life had improved over time.

CONCLUSION:

Symptoms of FM persisted over the six years, but patients appeared better able to cope with them.

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12079910
PMCID:
PMC1754148
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