1. New Preliminary Diagnostic Criteria for FM

It’s been 20 years since the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia. The old requirement of a tender point exam has been omitted and replaced with a symptom checklist.

Now that we’ve introduced you to the new preliminary criteria, we invite you to see how you measure up to this new grading system in the following survey. This does not take the place of a professional diagnosis, but will give you an idea of what is being proposed. You will have an opportunity to comment at the end of the survey.

Make sure you have a pencil and a scratch sheet of paper before you begin so that you can write down three simple numbers during the survey.

As usual, all information contained in this survey is anoymous.

* 1. Age:

* 2. Gender:

* 3. Which one of the following applies? (Check one)

* 4. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, how many years have you had the symptoms?

* 5. How many years has it been since you were officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

* 6. Have you ever had a tender point exam?

* 7. If Yes, did you have 11 or more of the 18 tender points?

* 8. Are you a Member of the Fibromyalgia Network?

The following 3 questions apply to people with fibromyalgia, so if you do not have it please click Not applicable where appropriate.

* 9. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, who officially diagnosed you? (Check one)

* 10. If you have fibromyalgia, who is primarily in charge of your current treatment? (Check one)

* 11. If you have fibromyalgia, how effective would you rate your treatment?