Health-related Quality of Life in Patients with Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Celiker R., Atalay A., Guven Z.

CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS, vol.14, no.5, pp.361-366, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11916-010-0141-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-366
  • Keywords: Chronic pain, Health-related quality of life HRQOL, MPS Myofascial pain syndrome, NHP Nottingham Health Profile, SF-36 Short form-36, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, SURVEY SF-36, FIBROMYALGIA SYNDROME, TRIGGER POINTS, DEPRESSION, INJECTION, NECK, VALIDITY, TESTS
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Health-related quality of life is being emphasized because people who are living with a chronic illness are demanding that the qualities of their lives are enhanced. Health-related quality of life defines the effects of diseases or symptoms including musculoskeletal conditions on functioning and a sense of well being. This review highlights the results of quality-of-life measurements in patients with myofascial pain syndrome while providing a comparison with various musculoskeletal disorders, emphasizing the domains that are affected for each specific disease. Also, myofascial pain studies that included quality-of-life measurement as an outcome variable are considered.