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Table 4 Clinical differences between groupsa

From: Postural control deficits in people with fibromyalgia: a pilot study

Variable Healthy controls Fibromyalgia Statistical significance
Mean number of concurrent medical problems (N = 17) (± SD) 1 (± 1.2) 8 (± 3.6) 0.000
Mean chair stands in 30 seconds (± SD) 19.4 (± 4.9) 13.0 (± 10.5) 0.000
Body mass index (± SD) 26.3 (± 5.6) 30.7 (± 5.8) 0.004
Anterior tibialis MTP present, % 3.7% 84.0% 0.000
Gastrocnemius MTP present, % 7.6% 76.0% 0.000
Mean number of pain areas marked on body mannequin (± SD) 1.35 (± 2.46) 16.40 (± 6.33) 0.000
Mean number of ACR tender points (± SD) 1.56 (± 1.95) 16.04 (± 2.11) 0.000
Mean total myalgia score (± SD) 1.78 (± 2.42) 35.32 (± 10.10) 0.000
Mean total FIQR score (± SD) 5.00 (± 4.58) 54.06 (± 17.75) 0.000
Mean pain score on FIQR (± SD) 0.67 (± 0.83) 5.88 (± 2.18) 0.000
Mean imbalance score on FIQR (± SD) 0.22 (± 0.50) 4.04 (± 2.87) 0.000
  1. aMTP: myofascial trigger point; ACR: American College of Rheumatology; FIQR: Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire-Revised.