Fibromyalgia Prevalence Rate Higher in Modified 2010 ACR Criteria

Fibromyalgia Prevalence Rate Higher in Modified 2010 ACR Criteria
A study entitled, "The prevalence of fibromyalgia in the general population: a comparison of the american college of rheumatology 1990, 2010, and modified 2010 classification criteria," published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology found a wide disparity between the American College of Rheumatology (ACR)'s 1990 and 2010 (original and modified) diagnostic criteria. The ACR 1990 criteria was originally based on the presence of unlocalized pain and tenderness, while the newer 2010 criteria paid attention to more symptoms, which was later modified to consider only self-reported symptoms. With these in consideration, the study sought to compare the prevalence rates of fibromyalgia when obtained through the different ACR criteria. The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey of 1,604 adults in northeast Scotland by mailing a questionnaire, featuring items about pain, symptoms, and rheumatologic diagnoses. Those who reported having chronic generalized pain or met the amended 2010 criter
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