Table 1

Patient characteristics and pharmacologic treatment

Patient characteristics (n = 49)

Median (interquartile range)


Age, years

52 (48-56)


Symptom duration, years

11 (7-15)


Tender points, n

15 (13-16)


Pharmacologic treatment

n (%)


Analgesics, yes

40 (82%)


Antidepressants/sedatives, yes

31 (63%)


Bjersing et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R162   doi:10.1186/ar3902

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