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Mahdollisuus osallistua fibromyalgiatutkimukseen

Project grant application (non recommendations, 2017 template)   Project proposal     Project title   The implementation of the EULAR recommendations for the management of patients with fibromyalgia.   Project leaders     Sella Aarrestad Provan MD PhD     Convenor and methodologist   Objectives To assess the availability of structured management options for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) in Europe.   Background The first American Congress of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria for the classification of FM were published in 1990 and paved the way for increased recognition of the diagnosis. In order to fulfil the classification criteria for primary FM, the patient had to have tenderness upon pressure exerted at 11 out of 18 designated areas, in addition to widespread pain for at least 3 months, without other identifiable explanation [1]. The 2011 Fibromyalgia Survey Diagnostic Criteria (FSDC) did not include the tender point examination but based the diagnosis on patient self-reported number of areas afflicted by pain and severity of the key manifestations such as sleep disturbances and depression. A survey questionnaire for diagnosing FM according to the FSDC in epidemiological studies has been developed [2]. The prevalence of fibromyalgia in Scotland according to the FSDC was estimated to be…