General

General fibromyalgia terms and chronic pain related definitions for people suffering from Fibromyalgia and/or Chronic Pain.

Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Terms

Meta-Analysis

The process of combining the data from a number of independent studies (usually drawn from the published literature) and synthesizing summaries and conclusions addressing a particular issue.

Medline-Review

National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database.

Mss

The Modified Sharp Score is a measure of joint damage as assessed radiographically

Mhiq

McMaster Health Index Questionnaire A standard-item questionnaire on physical

Metabolism

The body's ongoing physical and chemical processes

McCOY Sexual Rating Scale

This scale covers sexual experience and responsiveness during the past 30 days. This instrument contains 10 items on a seven point scale relating to different aspects of sexual life

Longitudinal

Measurements made repeatedly over a long period of time.

Likert Scale

The Likert Scale is a type of attitudinal rating scale which asks people to show the extent to which they agree or disagree with statements. There are five to seven possible response choices.

Ldas

Low Disease Activity State

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