Prevalence of juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome in an urban population of Turkish adolescents: impact on depressive symptoms, quality of life and school performance

Durmaz Y., Alayli G., Canbaz S. , Zahiroglu Y., Bilgici A., Ilhanli I., ...More

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.126, no.19, pp.3705-3711, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 126 Issue: 19
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0366-6999.20130185
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3705-3711
  • Keywords: juvenile fibromyalgia syndrome, pain, depression, quality of life, school performance, CHRONIC PAIN, CHILDREN, ABSENTEEISM, IMPAIRMENT, DISABILITY, ARTHRITIS, HEALTH


Background Juvenile Fibromyalgia Syndrome (JFMS) is a chronic health condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain and multiple tender points (TP). The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of JFMS in the urban population of Samsun and to determine the impact of JFMS on depression symptoms, school performance and quality of life (QOL).