Fibromyalgia in men: comparison of psychological features with women.

Department of Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, One Illinois Drive, Peoria, IL 61605, USA.
The Journal of Rheumatology (Impact Factor: 3.26). 01/2005; 31(12):2464-7.
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ABSTRACT To describe possible differences in psychological factors in men compared to women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FM).
Forty men and 160 women with FM were evaluated for anxiety, stress, and depression measured by ordinal scales and validated psychological instruments. Clinical and psychological variables were evaluated by a protocol.
Both men and women scored high in the psychological variables measured but the results were not significantly different between them.
There was no significant difference between men and women with FM in their psychological status.

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