Investigation of the relationship between anxiety and heart rate variability in fibromyalgia: A new quantitative approach to evaluate anxiety level in fibromyalgia syndrome


BİLGİN S., Arslan E., ELMAS O., Yildiz S., ÇOLAK Ö. H. , BİLGİN G., ...More

COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, vol.67, pp.126-135, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.10.003
  • Title of Journal : COMPUTERS IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-135

Abstract

Background: Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is identified by widespread musculoskeletal pain, sleep disturbance, nonrestorative sleep, fatigue, morning stiffness and anxiety. Anxiety is very common in Fibromyalgia and generally leads to a misdiagnosis. Self-rated Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and doctorrated Hamilton Anxiety Inventory (HAM-A) are frequently used by specialists to determine anxiety that accompanies fibromyalgia. However, these semi-quantitative anxiety tests are still subjective as the tests are scored using doctor-rated or self-rated scales.