Table 3

Comparison of FIQ scores with alcohol use (number of patients = 946)

FIQa

Alcohol consumption levelb

P-value

Adjusted P-valuec


None

(n = 546)

Low

(n = 338)

Moderate

(n = 31)

Heavy

(n = 31)


Total score

65.1 (17.0)

61.0 (15.9)

54.7 (17.1)

62.2 (15.8)

<0.001

0.01

Physical function

5.0 (2.2)

4.3 (2.3)

3.6 (2.3)

4.1 (2.4)

<0.001

<0.001

Feel good

7.9 (2.2)

7.8 (2.3)

6.7 (2.4)

7.5 (2.5)

0.03

0.10

Work missed

4.7 (3.6)

3.5 (3.5)

2.5 (3.2)

3.7 (3.6)

<0.001

0.005

Job ability

7.1 (2.4)

6.5 (2.4)

5.8 (2.1)

6.7 (2.3)

<0.001

0.03

Pain

7.3 (2.0)

7.0 (2.1)

5.6 (2.1)

7.1 (1.7)

<0.001

0.001

Fatigue

8.3 (2.0)

8.1 (2.0)

7.7 (2.0)

7.9 (2.3)

0.19

0.41

Morning tiredness

7.9 (2.3)

7.8 (2.3)

7.7 (2.1)

8.1 (1.9)

0.71

0.56

Stiffness

7.4 (2.3)

7.3 (2.3)

6.7 (2.4)

7.6 (1.9)

0.39

0.23

Depression

4.3 (3.3)

3.9 (3.1)

3.7 (2.9)

4.4 (3.2)

0.38

0.37

Anxiety

5.1 (3.1)

4.9 (3.0)

4.6 (3.2)

5.2 (2.7)

0.68

0.81


FIQ, Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire. aAll values are reported as mean (SD). bAlcohol consumption levels were defined as follows: none, 0 drinks/wk; low, ≤3 drinks/wk; moderate, >3 to 7 drinks/wk; heavy, >7 drinks/wk. cAfter adjusting for age, employment status, education level, body mass index and opioid use.

Kim et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R42   doi:10.1186/ar4200

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