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Prevalence of fibromyalgia: literature review update

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), July 2017
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Title
Prevalence of fibromyalgia: literature review update
Published in
Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia (English Edition), July 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.rbre.2017.01.005
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Amelia Pasqual Marques, Adriana de Sousa do Espírito Santo, Ana Assumpção Berssaneti, Luciana Akemi Matsutani, Susan Lee King Yuan

Abstract

The present study aimed to update the literature review on the prevalence of fibromyalgia published in 2006. A bibliographical survey was carried out from 2005 to 2014 in the MEDLINE, Web of Science, Embase, LILACS and SciELO databases and 3274 records were identified. Five researchers selected the studies, following the inclusion criteria: studies that obtained the prevalence of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia studies in associated diseases were excluded. When screening by title and abstract, 2073 irrelevant articles were excluded. The full texts of 210 articles were evaluated for eligibility and this review included 39 studies, described in 41 articles. The selected studies were grouped into four categories: (A) prevalence of fibromyalgia in the general population; (B) prevalence of fibromyalgia in women; (C) prevalence of fibromyalgia in rural and urban areas; (D) prevalence of fibromyalgia in special populations. The literature shows values of fibromyalgia prevalence in the general population between 0.2 and 6.6%, in women between 2.4 and 6.8%, in urban areas between 0.7 and 11.4%, in rural areas between 0.1 and 5.2%, and in special populations values between 0.6 and 15%. This literature review update shows a significant increase in fibromyalgia prevalence studies in the world. The new 2010 American College of Rheumatology criteria have not been widely used yet and the COPCORD (Community-oriented program for control of Rheumatic Diseases) methodology has increased the quality of studies on the prevalence of rheumatic diseases in general.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 456 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 87 19%
Student > Master 68 15%
Researcher 30 7%
Student > Postgraduate 27 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 5%
Other 77 17%
Unknown 143 31%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 102 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 73 16%
Psychology 33 7%
Neuroscience 24 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 3%
Other 58 13%
Unknown 154 34%

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