Fibromyalgia Quiz for Primary Care Physicians

July 3, 2018
Sydney Jennings

Associate Editor of Patient Care Online

How much do you know about fibromyalgia? Take our 12-question quiz to find out your fibromyalgia IQ. 

Fibromyalgia is a controversial condition that many primary care physicians are tasked with diagnosing first, so brush-up on your fibromyalgia knowledge with our 12-question quiz. 

 

Question 1. 

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Answer: A. 4 million1

 

Question 2. 

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Answer: E. All of the above.1

 

Question 3. 

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Answer: B. False. One in 20 patients in primary care may suffer from fibromyalgia.2

 

Question 4.

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Answer: B. 46%3

 

Question 5.

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Answer: A. True2

 

Question 6.

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Answer: B. Fremanezumab (is a calcitonin gene-related peptide inhibitor for the prevention of migraine)

 

Question 7.

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Answer: D. Tender point exam.4 Although it is useful in diagnosing fibromyalgia, tender point exam is no longer required per the 2010 ACR guidelines. 

 

Question 8. 

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Answer: A. 2 years 

 

Question 9.

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Answer: C. 3.5 office visits.3

 

Question 10.

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Answer: B. 37%3

 

Question 11.

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Answer: B. Pain. 69% of PCPs consider pain the most important symptom to address with an initial treatment plan.3

 

Question 12. 

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Answer: E. All of the above. 

This quiz is based on a slideshow that originally appeared on our partner website Rheumatology Network. Please click here to read the full slideshow.

References:

1. CDC. Fibromyalgia. Accessed July 2 2018 at: https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/fibromyalgia.htm

2. Higgs JB. Fibromyalgia in primary care. Prim Care Clin Office Pract. 2018;45:325-341.

3. Hadker N, Suchita G, Chandran AB, et al. Primary care physicians’ perceptions of the challenges and barriers in the timely diagnosis, treatment and management of fibromyalgia. Pain Res Manag 2011;16:440–444.

4. Wolfe F, Clauw DJ, Fitzcharles MA, et al. The American College of Rheumatology preliminary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia and measurement of symptom severity. Arthritis Care Res. 2010;62:600–610.

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