Table 1

Demographic and clinical data of 158 FM patients with and without neuropathic pain diagnosis
Variables NP N = 53 NNP N = 105 P-value
Females, number (%) 49 (92) 100 (95) 0.48
Age, mean (SD) 49 (8) 46 (12) 0.074
BMI, mean (SD) 29.6 (6.6) 27.3 (6.6) 0.041
Duration of diagnosis, median (IQR) 4 (2.7) 3 (2.8) 0.53
FIQ, mean (SD) 52.3 (19.4) 48.0 (20.1) 0.19
PainDETECT score, mean (SD) 19.8 (5.0) 15.9 (5.8) <0.001
Beck Depression Inventory, mean (SD) 14.4 (7.2) 13.5 (9.4) 0.57
Efficacy of pain relief*, mean (SD) 6.3 (1.7) 6.8 (1.8) 0.13
Health score**, mean (SD) 5.8 (2.1) 5.8 (2.0) 0.95
Current pain intensity***, mean (SD) 6.3 (2.0) 5.6 (2.2) 0.033
Number of patients with FM pain as their worst current pain (%) 22 (41) 73 (70) <0.001

NP = neuropathic pain, NNP = non-neuropathic pain, BMI = body mass index, FIQ = Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire.

*Expressed as numerical rating scale (0 = no pain relief, 10 = maximal pain relief).

** Expressed as numerical rating scale (0 = poor health, 10 = maximal state of health).

*** Expressed as numerical rating scale (0 = no pain, 10 = worst imaginable pain).

Gauffin et al.

Gauffin et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:21   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-21

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