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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

, 13:179

First Online: 20 September 2012Received: 06 March 2012Accepted: 26 June 2012

Abstract

BackgroundFibromyalgia FM is a pain condition with associated symptoms contributing to distress. The Fibromyalgia Survey Diagnostic Criteria and Severity Scale FSDC is a patient-administered questionnaire assessing diagnosis and symptom severity. Locations of body pain measured by the Widespread Pain Index WPI, and the Symptom Severity scale SS measuring fatigue, unrefreshing sleep, cognitive and somatic complaints provide a score 0–31, measuring a composite of polysymptomatic distress. The reliability and validity of the translated French version of the FSDC was evaluated.

MethodsThe French FSDC was administered twice to 73 FM patients, and was correlated with measures of symptom status including: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire FIQ, Health Assessment Questionnaire HAQ, McGill Pain Questionnaire MPQ, and a visual analogue scale VAS for global severity and pain. Test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and construct validity were evaluated.

ResultsTest-retest reliability was between .600 and .888 for the 25 single items of the FSDC, and .912 for the total FSDC, with all correlations significant p < 0.0001. There was good internal consistency measured by Cronbach’s alpha .846 for FSDC assessment 1, and .867 for FSDC assessment 2. Construct validity showed significant correlations between the FSDC and FIQ 0.670, HAQ 0.413, MPQ 0.562, global VAS 0.591, and pain VAS 0.663 all p<0.001.

ConclusionsThe French FSDC is a valid instrument in French FM patients with reliability and construct validity. It is easily completed, simple to score, and has the potential to become the standard for measurement of polysymptomatic distress in FM.

KeywordsFibromyalgia Criteria Severity scale French Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1471-2474-13-179 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Mary-Ann Fitzcharles - Peter A Ste-Marie - Pantelis Panopalis - Henri Ménard - Yoram Shir - Fred Wolfe

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