REVISED FIBROMYALGIA IMPACT QUESTIONNAIRE (FIQR)
The Revised FIBROMYALGIA IMPACT QUESTIONNAIRE (FIQR) is revised form of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), which is a commonly used questionnaire for the evaluation of fibromyalgia (FM) patients and it has 21 questions.
Brush or comb your hair?
Walk continuously for 20 minutes?
Prepare a homemade meal?
Vacuum, scrub, or sweep floors?
Lift and carry a bag full of groceries?
Climb one flight of stairs?
Sit in a chair for 45 minutes?
Shop for groceries?
Fibromyalgia prevented me from accomplishing goals for the week?
I was completely overwhelmed by my fibromyalgia symptoms?
Please rate the level of pain?
Please rate your level of energy?
Please rate your level of stiffness?
Please rate the quality of your sleep?
Please rate your level of depression?
Please rate your level of memory problems?
Please rate your level of anxiety?
Please rate your level of tenderness to touch?
Please rate your level of balance problems?
Please rate your level of sensitivity to loud noises, bright lights, odors, and cold?
The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) is a commonly used instrument in the evaluation of fibromyalgia (FM) patients. Over the last 18 years, since the publication of the original FIQ, several deficiencies have become apparent, and the cumbersome scoring algorithm has been a barrier to widespread clinical use. The FIQR was developed in response to known deficiencies of the FIQ with the help of a patient focus group. The FIQR has the same 3 domains as the FIQ (that is, function, overall impact, and symptoms). It differs from the FIQ in having modified function questions and the inclusion of questions on memory, tenderness, balance, and environmental sensitivity. All questions are graded on a 0—10 numeric scale. The FIQR has sound psychometric properties, discriminates between Fibromyalgia patients and patients with RA, SLE, and Major depressive disease (MDD), takes just over 1 minute to complete, is easy to score, and can be used in online surveys.
Bennett RM, Friend R, Jones KD, Ward R, Han BK, Ross RL.