The Reliability and Agreement of the Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire in an Italian Sample of Obese Patients

Gianluca Castelnuovo, Giorgia Varallo, Emanuele Maria Giusti, Ada Ghiggia, Marco Arreghini, Paolo Capodaglio, Gian Mauro Manzoni

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

The Fibromyalgia Survey Questionnaire (FSQ) was self-administered by a sample of 207 Italian individuals with obesity to screen for fibromyalgia (FM). We aimed to investigate the inter-rater reliability and the agreement in the detection of FM symptomatology between the self-administered FSQ and the clinical interview conducted by a rheumatologist. All the patients were divided randomly into two groups (group A and group B): a rheumatologist first interviewed patients of group A and after 48 h, the patients completed the self-report FSQ. Patients of group B first completed the FSQ and 48 h later were interviewed by a rheumatologist. The agreement between the measurements was good with the Bland-Altman analysis showing low bias scores for the two subscales of the FSQ. Results showed that 33% of the sample satisfied the criteria for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The FSQ is a self-reporting measure that showed substantial reliability providing fast screening for FM symptomatology.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)623183-N/A
RivistaFrontiers in Psychology
Volume12
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021

Keywords

  • assessment
  • chronic pain
  • fibromyalgia (FM)
  • fibromyalgia survey questionnaire
  • obesity
  • reliabiity

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