Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Hemodialysis Patients

Authors

  • Hamidreza Samimagham Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran Author
  • Anousheh Haghighi Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Mehdi Tayebi Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Arya Jenabi Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Mohsen Arabi Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author
  • Nahid Kianmehr Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran Author

Abstract

This study sought to determine the prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome and to identify whether fibromyalgia was associated with various clinical symptoms and laboratory parameters in hemodialysis patients. One hundred and forty-eight hemodialysis patients were examined for fibromyalgia symptoms according to the American College of Rheumatology criteria. Demographic characteristics, as well as causes of kidney failure, dialysis duration, and symptoms related to fibromyalgia were investigated. Of 148 patients, 18 (12.2%) were diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Patients with fibromyalgia had significantly poorer sleeping satisfaction than the control group (P = .02). The Beck Depression Inventory score was higher in 77.8% of the fibromyalgia patients than that in the control group (P = .006), but there was no significant difference in the anxiety score between the two groups (P = .86). In conclusion, there was a higher prevalence of fibromyalgia in hemodialysis patients than previously reported. Sleep disturbances and depression levels correlated with fibromyalgia.

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Published

2014-05-28

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BRIEF COMMUNICATION | Dialysis

How to Cite

Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Hemodialysis Patients. (2014). Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases, 8(3), 236-239. https://www.ijkd.org/index.php/ijkd/article/view/1467