Table 5

Psychophysiological response patterns in fibromyalgia syndrome patients and healthy controls

Group

PRP1

HC (N = 30)

FMS (N = 90)

Total


N

%

N

%

N

%


1

Low BP

6

20.0

42

46.7

48

40.0

2

High BP

5

16.7

34

37.8

39

32.5

3

High EMG

19

63.3

3

3.3

22

18.3

4

High SCL

0

0.0

11

12.2

11

9.2


Total

30

100.0

90

100.0

120

100.0


Bold text indicates the highest values of each group. 1Psychophysiological response patterns: Low BP: low systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), heart rate (HR), skin conductance level (SCL) and electromyographic activity (EMG); High BP: enhanced SBP, DBP, HR as well as moderate SCL and low EMG; High EMG: enhanced EMG as well as stable physiological response; High SCL: enhanced SCL as well as enhanced BP, moderate HR and reduced EMG. HC, healthy control; FMS, fibromyalgia syndrome.

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

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