Health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia and refractory angina pectoris: A comparison between two chronic non-malignant pain disorders.

Journal of rehabilitation medicine : official journal of the UEMS European Board of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

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Andréll P, Schultz T, Mannerkorpi K, Nordeman L, Börjesson M, Mannheimer C. Health-related quality of life in fibromyalgia and refractory angina pectoris: A comparison between two chronic non-malignant pain disorders. J Rehabil Med. 2014;.
Objective: To compare health-related quality of life in 2 different populations with chronic pain: patients with fibromyalgia and patients with refractory angina pectoris. Previous separate studies have indicated that these patient groups report different impacts of pain on health-related quality of life. Methods: The Short-Form 36 was used to assess health- related quality of life. In order to adjust for age and gender differences between the groups, both patient groups were compared with age- and gender-matched normative controls. The difference in health-related quality of life between the 2 patient groups was assessed by transforming the Short-Form 36 subscale scores to a z-score. Results: The patients with fibromyalgia (n?=?203) reported poorer health-related quality of life in all the subscale scores of Short-Form 36 (p?