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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11916-010-0141-7
  • Title of Journal : CURRENT PAIN AND HEADACHE REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.361-366

Abstract

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.