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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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MELO, Géssika; MADRUGA, Marcela  and  TORRO, Nelson. Analysis of comorbidities associated with fibromyalgia: a bibliometric review. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.2, pp.395-403. ISSN 1645-0086.

Fibromyalgia is a condition in which there is widespread chronic pain, in which the presence of comorbidities is common, increasing suffering and worsening quality of life. Thus, it is necessary to understand its comorbidities to facilitate its proper diagnosis and treatment. The objective was to carry out a bibliometric analysis of scientific productions on comorbidities associated with fibromyalgia. A search was conducted in the databases of PUBMED, LILACS and SciELO, with the keywords “Fibromyalgia” AND “Comorbidity”. Relevant and related studies published in English, Spanish and Portuguese, case studies and case series, case-control, cohort, pilot studies and clinical trials made available in full, between 2008 and 2018 were included. Duplicate articles in the databases, those referring to other pathologies such as underlying disease and those related to animal models were excluded. We found that the most studied comorbidities of fibromyalgia in the last 10 years were psychiatric disorders, such as anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder, followed by sleep disorders. The United States has led in number of studies on fibromyalgia comorbidities. Most of the studies received funding and the peak of publications occurred in 2013 and 2016. Most of the research corresponded to case-control studies and the journal that most published on this subject was Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. Brazil still has few publications in this area, which prevented a comparative analysis in relation to the international panorama. Thus, there is a need for greater incentives for national studies on the comorbidities present in the Brazilian population with fibromyalgia.

Keywords : Fibromyalgia; comorbidity; bibliometrics.

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