Alexithymia in Fibromyalgia Patients and Its Impact on the Quality of Life


Garip Y., ÖZTAŞ D. , Tuncer O. B. , Telci S.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.16, no.4, pp.137-140, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/imj.2015.02693
  • Title of Journal : ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.137-140

Abstract

Objective: Alexithymia, a personal trait characterized by difficulty in identifying feelings, is common among chronic pain patients. In our study, we aimed to assess alexithymia in patients with fibromyalgia (FM), to determine its association with clinical parameters and depression, and to analyze its impact on the quality of life.