Biopsychosocial characteristics of people with fibromyalgia

Project: Research/Creation Project

Project Details


ibromyalgia is a chronic, highly complex syndrome with significant biological, psychological and social implications. It is characterized by chronic generalized musculoskeletal pain and the presence of pain on palpation in certain
palpation at certain anatomical points, associated with other symptoms such as fatigue and sleep disturbances (Gondelberg, 2003).
Recent data show a significant increase in its incidence worldwide, although in Colombia the available data on the epidemiology and characteristics of these patients are practically nonexistent. Therefore,
Therefore, the present study has the general objective of establishing the biological characteristics (history of chronic diffuse pain, painful tender points, fatigue, sleep disturbance, tension headache, paresthesias in the lower or upper limbs, edema in the lower or upper limbs, edema in the upper extremities).
upper or lower limbs, edema in lower and upper limbs, genitourinary symptoms: increased frequency of urination or urgency to urinate, dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, vegetative and functional symptoms: cold extremities, cold mouth, headache, headache, headache, headache, headaches
functional symptoms: cold extremities, dry mouth, hyperhidrosis, tremor, intolerance to multiple medications and chemicals, low or poor tolerance to physical exercise, photosensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome),
psychological (distress, sense of coherence, suffering) and social (social support and social networks) of these patients, with the purpose of generating care protocols that increase the probability of success in the integral treatment of these people.
treatment of these patients.
This is an exploratory descriptive study to be carried out with the population of patients attending the Interdisciplinary Center for Pain and Palliative Medicine located at the Hospital Universitario Mayor from September 2008.
Hospital Universitario Mayor. The sample will be selected from a simple probabilistic sampling by prevalence, of patients who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by the doctors of the aforementioned Center.

Effective start/end date2/1/0612/31/12

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


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