Table 3

Symptom intensity during the past week [in descending order of severity]

Symptom

Mean ± SD


Morning stiffness

7.2 ± 2.5

Fatigue

7.1 ± 2.1

Nonrestorative sleep

6.8 ± 2.7

Pain

6.4 ± 2.0

Forgetfulness

5.9 ± 2.7

Concentration

5.9 ± 2.6

Difficulty falling asleep

5.6 ± 3.3

Muscle spasms

4.8 ± 3.2

Anxiety

4.5 ± 3.1

Depression

4.4 ± 3.1

Headaches

4.3 ± 3.1

Anger

3.9 ± 2.9

Restless legs

3.6 ± 2.7

Abdominal pain

3.6 ± 2.8

Poor balance

3.5 ± 2.9

Swelling of feet and ankles

3.2 ± 3.1

Dizziness

2.9 ± 2.8

Bladder problems

2.5 ± 2.9

Skin rashes

1.9 ± 2.9


Bennett et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2007 8:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-8-27

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