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Are the contents of treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia trials represented in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health?

Are the contents of treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia trials represented in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health?
Are the contents of treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia trials represented in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health?
Objectives: To identify the concepts contained in treatment outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for interventions in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) as external reference.

Methods: RCTs between 1992 and 2001 were located in MEDLINE and selected according to predefined eligibility criteria. The outcome measures were extracted and the concepts within the outcome measures were identified and linked to the ICF using a content-analytical approach.

Results: Forty-two trials on FM were included. Twenty-seven different questionnaires were extracted. Of all, 79.2% (N=236) of the clinical and physiologic outcomes could be linked to 31 different ICF categories and 84.7% (N=964) of the concepts contained in the health-status questionnaire to 113 ICF categories.

Conclusions: The ICF provides a useful external reference to identify the concepts contained in outcome measures used in RCTs in FM.
fibromyalgia, chronic wide spread pain, outcome assessment, ICF, content analysis, systematic review
0749-8047
691-701
Offenbächer, Martin
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Cieza, Alarcos
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Brockow, Thomas
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Amann, Edda
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Kollerits, Barbara
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Stucki, Gerold
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Offenbächer, Martin
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Cieza, Alarcos
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Brockow, Thomas
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Amann, Edda
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Kollerits, Barbara
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Offenbächer, Martin, Cieza, Alarcos, Brockow, Thomas, Amann, Edda, Kollerits, Barbara and Stucki, Gerold , WHO (2007) Are the contents of treatment outcomes in fibromyalgia trials represented in the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health? The Clinical Journal of Pain, 23 (8), 691-701. (doi:10.1097/AJP.0b013e318148b93d). (PMID:17885348)

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Abstract

Objectives: To identify the concepts contained in treatment outcomes of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) for interventions in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) as external reference.

Methods: RCTs between 1992 and 2001 were located in MEDLINE and selected according to predefined eligibility criteria. The outcome measures were extracted and the concepts within the outcome measures were identified and linked to the ICF using a content-analytical approach.

Results: Forty-two trials on FM were included. Twenty-seven different questionnaires were extracted. Of all, 79.2% (N=236) of the clinical and physiologic outcomes could be linked to 31 different ICF categories and 84.7% (N=964) of the concepts contained in the health-status questionnaire to 113 ICF categories.

Conclusions: The ICF provides a useful external reference to identify the concepts contained in outcome measures used in RCTs in FM.

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Published date: October 2007
Keywords: fibromyalgia, chronic wide spread pain, outcome assessment, ICF, content analysis, systematic review
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 342243
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342243
ISSN: 0749-8047
PURE UUID: 00b08438-d3d4-4da7-8132-0be21be1524a

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Date deposited: 17 Aug 2012 09:12
Last modified: 16 Jul 2019 21:56

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Author: Martin Offenbächer
Author: Alarcos Cieza
Author: Thomas Brockow
Author: Edda Amann
Author: Barbara Kollerits
Author: Gerold Stucki
Corporate Author: WHO

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