Prevalence of fibromyalgia in working women and house wives
Ali Asghar Mirjat, Mairaj Hafeez Chang, Ali Akbar Mirjat, Hafiza Aiman Rasool, Shehrish Ghulam Rasool
Background: Fibromyalgia, a disorder of extensive pain, tenderness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and psychological distress, is a frequent condition in the clinic. The estimation of prevalence of FMS in European countries was from 2.2 to 6.6%. Comorbidities having different practical somatic syndromes and mental issues are frequent. FMS is concerned with implementation and expenses of fitness. For clinical and financial deductions competent treatment is required. FM consequences would be studied on different levels, e.g, fatigue or pain depth, stage of purposeful limitation which are measured through standardized practical examination, extent of perceived disability, and psychological distress. Since there is no any causal treatment available for the FM. Methods: Non-probability convenient sampling was used and data were collected from the females in Lahore Total 70 females of age 20 to 60 years were taken. The questionnaire asked to fill was consisted of two criteria: pain criteria and fatigue criteria. Pain criteria includes 4 questions and if a woman marks 3 questions out of 4 she would be positive for pain criteria and fatigue criteria involves 2 questions if a female mark 1 out 2 she would be positive according to fatigue criteria. Results: Statistical analysis was used to evaluate the prevalence of FM in women. The study showed the prevalence of pain as 20%. And there is significant association between fibromyalgia and occupation (p value 0.023) and there is also significant association between fibromyalgia and weight (p value 0.011). Conclusion: This study suggests that prevalence of FM in women was 20% in general population of females of age 20 to 60 years. Prevalence is seen greater in working women than in house wives and students.