The prevalence of fibromyalgia among textile workers in the city of Denizli in Turkey


Cobankara V., Unal U. O. , Kaya A., BOZKURT A. I. , ÖZTÜRK M. A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.14, no.4, pp.390-394, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1756-185x.2011.01620.x
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-394
  • Keywords: fibromyalgia, fibromyalgia prevalence, textile worker, RHEUMATIC-DISEASES, POPULATION

Abstract

Aim: Fibromyalgia (FM) is characterized by chronic widespread pain, fatigue, reduced sleep quality and multiple tender points. A recent population study from Turkey found the prevalence of FM as 3.6%. A prevalence study among workers has not yet been performed. We performed a prevalence survey among working population in the city of Denizli in Turkey.