Psychological disturbance in fibromyalgia: Relation to pain severity

Celiker R. , Borman P., Oktem F., GokceKutsal Y., Basgoze O.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.16, no.2, pp.179-184, 1997 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf02247848
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.179-184


Fibromyalgia is a form of nonarticular rheumatism characterized by musculoskeletal aching and tenderness on palpation. The role of psychological factors in fibromyalgia has been controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship of fibromyalgia to the intensity of anxiety and depression and to determine the correlation between psychological disturbances with disease duration and pain severity.