Decreased physical activity attributable to higher body mass index influences fibromyalgia symptoms

Ann Vincent, Daniel Clauw, Terry H. Oh, Mary O. hipple, Loren L. Toussaint

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Although previous studies report associations between increased body mass index (BMI) and fibromyalgia symptoms, there is uncertainty as to whether this relationship is driven by physical factors, psychological factors, or both. Objective: To assess these relationships in a clinical sample of patients with fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Tertiary care facility. Patients: A total of 686 patients from an existing national fibromyalgia registry. Methods: Patients completed a demographic form and self-report questionnaires including the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQ-R), the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), and the 30-item Profile of Mood States (30-item POMS). Main Outcome Measurements: FIQ-R overall impact subscale. Results: BMI was significantly correlated with fibromyalgia impact (. P< .001). The relationship between BMI and fibromyalgia impact was almost fully accounted for by physical factors and not by psychological factors. Conclusions: Despite patient report that pain hinders physical activity, clinicians who encounter patients with fibromyalgia, particularly patients with increased BMI, should be cognizant of the need to invest time and resources to counsel patients on physical factors (ie, physical activity) that could improve the patients' symptom experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)802-807
Number of pages6
JournalPM and R
Volume6
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2014

Fingerprint

Fibromyalgia
Body Mass Index
Exercise
Psychology
Pain
Tertiary Healthcare
Self Report
Uncertainty
Registries
Cross-Sectional Studies
Demography
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Equipment and Supplies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cite this

Decreased physical activity attributable to higher body mass index influences fibromyalgia symptoms. / Vincent, Ann; Clauw, Daniel; Oh, Terry H.; hipple, Mary O.; Toussaint, Loren L.

In: PM and R, Vol. 6, No. 9, 01.09.2014, p. 802-807.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vincent, Ann ; Clauw, Daniel ; Oh, Terry H. ; hipple, Mary O. ; Toussaint, Loren L. / Decreased physical activity attributable to higher body mass index influences fibromyalgia symptoms. In: PM and R. 2014 ; Vol. 6, No. 9. pp. 802-807.
@article{42d25ebae6074838ad9d7f5651523ea0,
title = "Decreased physical activity attributable to higher body mass index influences fibromyalgia symptoms",
abstract = "Although previous studies report associations between increased body mass index (BMI) and fibromyalgia symptoms, there is uncertainty as to whether this relationship is driven by physical factors, psychological factors, or both. Objective: To assess these relationships in a clinical sample of patients with fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Tertiary care facility. Patients: A total of 686 patients from an existing national fibromyalgia registry. Methods: Patients completed a demographic form and self-report questionnaires including the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQ-R), the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), and the 30-item Profile of Mood States (30-item POMS). Main Outcome Measurements: FIQ-R overall impact subscale. Results: BMI was significantly correlated with fibromyalgia impact (. P< .001). The relationship between BMI and fibromyalgia impact was almost fully accounted for by physical factors and not by psychological factors. Conclusions: Despite patient report that pain hinders physical activity, clinicians who encounter patients with fibromyalgia, particularly patients with increased BMI, should be cognizant of the need to invest time and resources to counsel patients on physical factors (ie, physical activity) that could improve the patients' symptom experience.",
author = "Ann Vincent and Daniel Clauw and Oh, {Terry H.} and hipple, {Mary O.} and Toussaint, {Loren L.}",
year = "2014",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.02.007",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "6",
pages = "802--807",
journal = "PM and R",
issn = "1934-1482",
publisher = "Elsevier Inc.",
number = "9",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Decreased physical activity attributable to higher body mass index influences fibromyalgia symptoms

AU - Vincent, Ann

AU - Clauw, Daniel

AU - Oh, Terry H.

AU - hipple, Mary O.

AU - Toussaint, Loren L.

PY - 2014/9/1

Y1 - 2014/9/1

N2 - Although previous studies report associations between increased body mass index (BMI) and fibromyalgia symptoms, there is uncertainty as to whether this relationship is driven by physical factors, psychological factors, or both. Objective: To assess these relationships in a clinical sample of patients with fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Tertiary care facility. Patients: A total of 686 patients from an existing national fibromyalgia registry. Methods: Patients completed a demographic form and self-report questionnaires including the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQ-R), the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), and the 30-item Profile of Mood States (30-item POMS). Main Outcome Measurements: FIQ-R overall impact subscale. Results: BMI was significantly correlated with fibromyalgia impact (. P< .001). The relationship between BMI and fibromyalgia impact was almost fully accounted for by physical factors and not by psychological factors. Conclusions: Despite patient report that pain hinders physical activity, clinicians who encounter patients with fibromyalgia, particularly patients with increased BMI, should be cognizant of the need to invest time and resources to counsel patients on physical factors (ie, physical activity) that could improve the patients' symptom experience.

AB - Although previous studies report associations between increased body mass index (BMI) and fibromyalgia symptoms, there is uncertainty as to whether this relationship is driven by physical factors, psychological factors, or both. Objective: To assess these relationships in a clinical sample of patients with fibromyalgia. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Tertiary care facility. Patients: A total of 686 patients from an existing national fibromyalgia registry. Methods: Patients completed a demographic form and self-report questionnaires including the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised (FIQ-R), the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-36 (SF-36), the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), and the 30-item Profile of Mood States (30-item POMS). Main Outcome Measurements: FIQ-R overall impact subscale. Results: BMI was significantly correlated with fibromyalgia impact (. P< .001). The relationship between BMI and fibromyalgia impact was almost fully accounted for by physical factors and not by psychological factors. Conclusions: Despite patient report that pain hinders physical activity, clinicians who encounter patients with fibromyalgia, particularly patients with increased BMI, should be cognizant of the need to invest time and resources to counsel patients on physical factors (ie, physical activity) that could improve the patients' symptom experience.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84907991293&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84907991293&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.02.007

DO - 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.02.007

M3 - Article

VL - 6

SP - 802

EP - 807

JO - PM and R

JF - PM and R

SN - 1934-1482

IS - 9

ER -