Table 2

Comparison of self-reported pain and stress between fibromyalgia syndrome patients and healthy controls

Phase

FMS (N = 90)

HC (N = 30)

p value


Mean

SD

Mean

SD


Pain

Baseline

4.70

(2.30)

0.00

(0.00)

<0.001

Relax 1

4.75

(2.14)

0.00

(0.00)

<0.001

Arithmetic

5.60

(2.19)

0.07

(0.25)

<0.001

Relax 2

5.33

(1.70)

0.00

(0.00)

<0.001

Conflict

5.63

(2.03)

0.34

(0.71)

<0.001

Relax 3

5.40

(1.79)

0.23

(0.50)

<0.001

Stress

Baseline

2.65

(0.92)

1.17

(0.79)

<0.001

Relax 1

2.22

(0.85)

0.17

(0.38)

<0.001

Arithmetic

4.70

(2.01)

2.37

(0.72)

<0.001

Relax 2

3.10

(1.10)

0.10

(0.31)

<0.001

Conflict

5.60

(1.88)

3.33

(1.03)

<0.001

Relax 3

3.04

(0.98)

0.57

(0.68)

<0.001


FMS, fibromyalgia syndrome; HC, healthy controls; SD, standard deviation.

Thieme and Turk Arthritis Research & Therapy 2006 8:R9   doi:10.1186/ar1863

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