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Journal of Basic and Clinical Health Sciences 2020 , Vol 4 , Issue 3
Effects of Pain, Depression and Quality of Life on Bone Mineral Density in Patients with Fibromyalgia
Nur Demirbas1,Ruhusen Kutlu1,Hilal Ecesoy2
1Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Medical Faculty, Family Medicine Department, Konya, Turkey
2Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Medical Faculty, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.30621/jbachs.2020.1175 Objective: In this study, we aimed to assess the effects of bone mineral density with fibromyalgia on pain, depression and quality of life.

Methods: In this case-control study, 100 women who were diagnosed as FMS and 100 women who were not diagnosed as FMS were included. Visual Analog Scala (VAS), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scala (HADS) were used for the patients. Bone mineral density (BMD) of the participants was measured with dual energy x ray absorptiometry (DXA) method.

Results: The number of the tender points of the women with fibromyalgia and VAS, FIQ, HAD-A and HAD-D scores were found significantly higher than of the control group (p<0.001). Of the patients with fibromyalgia, 64.3% had anxiety and 59.9% of them had depression. No statistically significant difference was found when the averages of bone mineral density and T-Z scores were compared in two groups (p>0.05). When BMD measurements and HAD-A and HAD-D scores of the fibromyalgia patients were compared; in the L1-L4 region of the patients with anxiety and depression; BMD (mass, T score and Z score) were found respectively lower than of those without anxiety and depression (p=0.011) (p=0.040).

Conclusions: The FIQ scores of the patients with low L1-L4 T scores were found higher than of the patients with normal T scores. The L1-L4 region of the patients with anxiety and depression; BMD (mass, T score and Z score) were found respectively lower than of those without anxiety and depression. This study confirmed the concept that FMS is a risk factor for osteoporosis. Keywords : fibromyalgia syndrome, bone mineral density, pain, depression