Emergency service visits of fibromyalgia patients
Sadiye Yolcu 1 * , Özlem Balbaloğlu, Nesrin Gökben Beceren, Önder Tomruk
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1 Bozok University Department of Emergency Medicine Yozgat/Turkey
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Abstract

Objective: We aimed to evaluate the emergency service admission frequencies of fibromyalgia patients with their sociodemographic properties.
Methods: A questionnaire form was applied to 136 fibromyalgia patients who admitted to our Physical Treatment and Rehabilitation Clinic and a control group of 132 non-fibromyalgia adult volunteers.
Results: Last emergency service admission complaints (p<0.05), last emergency service admission time (p<0.05), satisfaction of last emergency visits (p<0.05) of the groups were significantly different but result of last emergency admissions (p>0.05) were not different.
In the fibromyalgia group, status of working is negatively correlated with satisfaction of last emergency visit (p<0.05,r = -0.170). Number of persons at home is positively correlated with frequency of emergency visit (p<0.05, r = 0.255), frequency of outpatient clinic admission (p<0.05,r = -0,204) and result of last emergency admission (p<0.05,r = 0,224).
Conclusion: Detailed evaluation of fibromyalgia patients’ symptoms and sociodemographic properties and appropriate treatment of these patients may be beneficial for decreasing their emergency service admission rates.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.5799/ahinjs.01.2014.04.0453

J Clin Exp Invest, 2014 - Volume 5 Issue 4, pp. 539-543

Publication date: 10 Dec 2014

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