What is Fibromyalgia Criteria?

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We created a a fibromyalgia (FM) survey questionnaire for epidemiologic and clinical studies using a modification of the 2010 American College of Rheumatology Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for Fibromyalgia (ACR 2010). A new FM symptom scale was also created to further characterize FM severity. The criteria are simple to use and administer, but they are not to be used for self-diagnosis. The FM Symptom scale may have wide utility beyond the bounds of FM, including substitution for widespread pain in epidemiological studies.

You may download the following documents to assist in the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. You may distribute and use the forms in any way that you wish.

See Wolfe F, Clauw D, Fitzcharles MA, Goldenberg D, Häuser W, Katz RS, et al. Fibromyalgia Criteria and Severity Scales for Clinical and Epidemiological studies.

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