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Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Israel

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified October 2011 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
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First received: September 15, 2010
Last updated: October 10, 2011
Last verified: October 2011
The prevalence of fibromyalgia syndrome in the Israeli population is of importance fro planning resource allocation of medical expenditure as well as for identifying demographic and ethnic differences of this unique population compared with other western samples. In the current study the investigators aim at estimating the prevalence of fibromyalgia in this population. For this purpose a two - stage process will be used. First, a population survey will be conducted by telephone, screening for widespread pain and fatigue in the general population. This survey will use the London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study Screening Questionnaire. Second, a sample of patients attending the rheumatology clinic will be surveyed with this tool and will be examined in order to determine the actual proportion of patients fulfilling ACR criteria for fibromyalgia. This will enable us to calculate the positive predictive value of the London Fibromyalgia Epidemiology Study Screening Questionnaire in our population and hence to calculate the prevalence of fibromyalgia in the population.


Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Prevalence of Fibromyalgia in Israel

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Prevalence of fibromyalgia in the Israeli population [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Demographic data on fibromyalgia patients [ Time Frame: 9 months ]

Estimated Enrollment: 1200
Study Start Date: October 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: November 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Telephone survey - general population over age 18 Rheumatology patients - patients attending the rheumatology clinic for any reason

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals over 18 who consent to answer the survey questions
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01203865

Tel Aviv SOurasky Medical center
Tel Aviv, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Jacob N Ablin, MD Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier: NCT01203865     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0303-10-TLV  WS573984 
Study First Received: September 15, 2010
Last Updated: October 10, 2011

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases processed this record on February 20, 2017