Table 3

Comparison of baseline and 6 month results of symptomatic and functional consequences of FM by treatment group

ConsequencesTreatmentControlDifference between groups
Baseline6 Months afterDifferenceBaseline6 Months afterDifference
Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Mean(SD)Meanp
*p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001; †1 = best, 5 = worst; ‡lower values indicate more positive responses.
Physician’s evaluation of pain
Tender points (n)15.4(2.3)15.0(3.6)0.4(3.1)15.8(2.8)16.2(2.7)−0.4(2.3)0.80.216
Tender points >1 (n)10.5(4.8)9.9(4.9)0.6(4.0)10.9(4.4)11.4(4.8)−0.5(5.2)0.10.282
Myalgic score29.9(9.1)29.5(11.5)0.4(8.0)30.6(9.1)31.8(10.2)−1.2(9.2)1.50.461
Physician’s score†2.8(1.0)2.8(1.0)0.0(1.3)2.8(1.0)3.1(0.8)−0.3*(0.8)0.40.052
Regional pain score‡ (0–105)63.9(18.0)62.6(20.7)1.3(14.2)67.0(15.7)68.4(15.1)−1.4(11.6)2.70.391
Functional and symptomatic consequences of FM (FIQ‡)
Total score5.5(1.3)4.9(1.4)0.6***(1.2)5.6(1.6)5.5(1.5)0.1(1.2)0.7 0.025
Physical function4.2(2.0)4.3(2.1)−0.1(1.8)4.5(2.2)4.8(2.5)−0.3(1.8)0.20.584
Feel bad8.3(2.3)8.2(2.6)0.1(3.3)8.0(2.8)7.9(2.5)0.1(2.6)0.00.697
Work missed1.6(4.1)3.3(2.7)−1.7(4.6)2.5(3.9)3.1(4.7)−0.6(5.5)−1.10.713
Job ability6.1(2.5)4.7(2.5)1.4(2.4)6.7(2.5)4.7(3.5)2.0(3.2)−0.60.897
Pain6.3(1.9)6.1(2.1)0.2(2.0)6.0(2.1)6.6(2.1)−0.6*(2.2)0.8 0.025
Fatigue7.5(1.7)6.5(2.3)1.0**(2.2)7.4(2.4)7.7(1.9)−0.3(2.3)1.3 0.003
Morning tiredness7.7(2.0)6.8(2.3)0.9**(2.2)7.6(2.5)7.5(2.2)0.1(2.1)0.80.056
Stiffness6.6(2.7)6.3(2.0)0.3(2.2)6.5(2.7)6.8(2.6)−0.3(2.6)0.60.147
Anxiety6.4(2.6)5.1(2.9)1.3**(3.1)7.1(2.7)6.7(3.0)0.4(2.0)0.90.078
Depression5.5(3.1)4.6(3.1)0.9(2.9)5.9(3.5)6.1(3.4)−0.2(2.5)1.1 0.031