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Type: Artigo de periódico
Author: dos Santos, Emanuella Barros
Quintans Junior, Lucindo Jose
Fraga, Byanka Porto
Macieira, Jose Caetano
Bonjardim, Leonardo Rigoldi
Abstract: The objective of this study was to identify the frequency of anxiety and depression symptoms by verifying the association between anxiety traits, current depression and anxiety symptoms in fibromyalgia patients. Interviews were performed with 60 subjects diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at Universidade Federal de Sergipe between August 2007 and March 2008, in which two questionnaires were administered: the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The frequency of anxiety and depression symptoms was, respectively, 50% and 86% for individuals with fibromyalgia, and the mean trait-anxiety score was 59.38. An association was observed between trait and state anxiety. Anxiety and depression were frequent symptoms among patients with fibromyalgia. However, anxiety appeared as a secondary symptom to depression, appearing in a more severe form, and, therefore, this comorbidity should be more valued and studied.
Subject: Fibromyalgia
Nursing care
Editor: Univ Sao Paolo
Citation: Revista Da Escola de Enfermagem Da Usp. Univ Sao Paolo, v.46, n.3, p.590-596, 2012
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2012
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