Clinical characteristics of fibrositis. II. A 'blinded,' controlled study using standard psychological tests

S. Clark, S. M. Campbell, M. E. Forehand, E. A. Tindall, Robert (Rob) Bennett

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    Twenty-two patients with fibrositis and 22 control patients selected from a general medical outpatient population were given 3 standardized psychological questionnaires: the Beck Depression Inventory, the Spielberger State and Trait Anxiety Inventory, and the SCL-90-R. There were no statistically significant differences between fibrositis patients and control patients on any of these tests, a finding at variance with a commonly held belief that patients with fibrositis have an underlying psychological disorder. While psychological factors may be important in some patients with fibrositis, these results indicate that the presence of a psychopathologic condition is not mandatory for the persistence of fibrositis.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)132-137
    Number of pages6
    JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 1985

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    Clinical characteristics of fibrositis. II. A 'blinded,' controlled study using standard psychological tests. / Clark, S.; Campbell, S. M.; Forehand, M. E.; Tindall, E. A.; Bennett, Robert (Rob).

    In: Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1985, p. 132-137.

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    Clark, S. ; Campbell, S. M. ; Forehand, M. E. ; Tindall, E. A. ; Bennett, Robert (Rob). / Clinical characteristics of fibrositis. II. A 'blinded,' controlled study using standard psychological tests. In: Arthritis and Rheumatism. 1985 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 132-137.
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