Skip to main content

Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of the participants

From: Isokinetic evaluation of the trunk muscle strength in housewives with fibromyalgia: a cross-sectional study

Variables FM group
n:46
Control group
n:42
p value
Age (years) (mean ± SD) 43.2 ± 7.4 42.8 ± 7.1 0.72
BMI (kg/m2) (mean ± SD) 26.4 ± 3.8 25.9 ± 3.6 0.64
Disease duration (years) (min.-max.) 3 (1–9)  
Educational status
 Primary school 24 23  
 Middle school 12 10 0.83
 High school 8 7  
 College 2 2  
Pharmacological treatment
 NSAID, paracetamol 29 (63%)   
 Opioids 0  
 Antidepressants 12 (26%)   
 Anticonvulsants 5 (11%)   
VAS score (mean ± SD) 6.0 ± 1.5  
BDI score (mean ± SD) 18.2 ± 8.4 17.7 ± 9.0 0.48
FIQ score (min.-max.) 46.6 (18.1–60.0)  
  1. Bold p values show significance. Statistical significance was set at p < 0.05
  2. n Number, SD Standart deviation, IQR Interquartile range, FM Fibromyalgia, BMI Body Mass Index, NSAID Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, VAS Visual Analog Scale, BDI Beck Depression Inventory, FIQ Fibromyalgia Impact Questionare