Fibromyalgia Information Foundation (FIF) 

FIF DVDsFIQ/FIQROHSU StudiesPresentationsFM Literature

Overview of FM 
Diagnosis of FM

Take the FIQR
Treatment of FM  
Find a specialist
Feeling pain
Tender points
Myofascial Pain
Exercise advice
Patient's advice
Lupus and FM
Sjogren's and FM
Pregnancy in FM
Disability and FM
Herbal /dietary
Body mass (BMI)
Growth Hormone 
Having surgery?
Frida Kahlo




  The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) is an instrument designed to quantitate the overall impact of fibromyalgia over many dimensions (e.g. function, pain level, fatigue, sleep disturbance, psychological distress etc.). It is scored from 0 to 100 with the latter number being the worst case. The average score for patients seen in tertiary care settings is about 50. The FIQ is widely used to assess change in fibromyalgia status and has been translated into several languages.

The FIQ is free. You may use the FIQ without asking permission, but it is expected that you will reference it in any publication.

The reference is: Burckhardt, C.S., Clark, S.R., Bennett, R.M.:  The fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (FIQ):  development and validation.  J Rheumatol. 18:728-733, 1991.

We provide the FIQ and its Scoring in PDF format in the following 2 files:

  Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ)  

  Scoring for FIQ

   A list of FIQ references (in HTML format) can be found at References

   A review of the FIQ and its development (Bennett)

  An historical and methodological overview of the FIQ (Burckhardt)



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