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Fibromyalgia Syndrome Pain in Men and Women: A Scoping Review

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    Identifier: imarina:9291518
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    Ruschak, I
    Montesó-Curto, P
    Rosselló, L
    Martín, CA
    Sánchez-Montesó, L
    Toussaint, L
    Healthcare (Basel)
    10.3390/healthcare11020223
    Healthcare (Basel). 11 (2):
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    Author, as appears in the article.: Ruschak, I; Montesó-Curto, P; Rosselló, L; Martín, CA; Sánchez-Montesó, L; Toussaint, L
    Department: Medicina i Cirurgia
    URV's Author/s: Monteso Curto, Maria Pilar / Ruschak, Ilga
    Keywords: Sex-differences Review Pain Fibromyalgia Experience Assessment review prevalence pain gender experience assessment
    Abstract: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a chronic musculoskeletal disorder of unknown etiology that affects up to 5.0% of the world population. It has a high female predominance, between 80 and 96%. Due to the low number of diagnosed men, research work has focused mainly on women. The extensive body of literature on sex differences in pain in the general population suggests that men and women differ in their responses to pain, with greater sensitivity to pain and a higher risk of clinical pain commonly observed among women. This review aims to: (1) determine how pain is assessed or what types of questionnaires are used, (2) examine whether there are differences in pain characteristics between men and women with FMS and (3) describe how pain is conceptualized or manifested in patients at a qualitative level. In this study, the scoping review method of articles published in the last 5 years (2016–2022) was used. Ten articles were included. The most used questionnaires and scales to assess pain were the PVAS (Pain Visual Analogue Scale) and the FIQ (Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire). On the other hand, five categories were obtained: (1) qualities of pain, (2) uncertainty and chaos, (3) pain as an aggravating factor, (4) adaptation to the new reality and (5) the communication of pain. It has been observed that both subjective perception and widespread pain are higher in women. Men, on the other hand, have a worse impact of the pathology, more painful experiences and more catastrophic thoughts about pain. An updated knowledge of pain in FMS and whether it differs according to sex would be beneficial for clinicians to make an earlier diagnosis and treatment and, in turn, benefit patients suffering from this chronic disease.
    Thematic Areas: Leadership and management Health policy & services Health policy Health information management Health informatics Health care sciences & services
    licence for use: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
    Author's mail: ilga.ruschak@urv.cat mariapilar.monteso@urv.cat ilga.ruschak@urv.cat mariapilar.monteso@urv.cat
    Author identifier: 0000-0002-7077-9924 0000-0002-0833-2152 0000-0002-7077-9924 0000-0002-0833-2152
    Record's date: 2024-07-20
    Papper version: info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
    Link to the original source: https://www.mdpi.com/2227-9032/11/2/223
    Licence document URL: http://repositori.urv.cat/ca/proteccio-de-dades/
    Papper original source: Healthcare (Basel). 11 (2):
    APA: Ruschak, I; Montesó-Curto, P; Rosselló, L; Martín, CA; Sánchez-Montesó, L; Toussaint, L (2023). Fibromyalgia Syndrome Pain in Men and Women: A Scoping Review. Healthcare (Basel), 11(2), -. DOI: 10.3390/healthcare11020223
    Article's DOI: 10.3390/healthcare11020223
    Entity: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Journal publication year: 2023
    Publication Type: Journal Publications
  • Keywords:

    Health Care Sciences & Services,Health Informatics,Health Information Management,Health Policy,Health Policy & Services,Leadership and Management
    Sex-differences
    Review
    Pain
    Fibromyalgia
    Experience
    Assessment
    review
    prevalence
    pain
    gender
    experience
    assessment
    Leadership and management
    Health policy & services
    Health policy
    Health information management
    Health informatics
    Health care sciences & services
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