1. The most current research indicates that fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder.
2. Which diagnostic screening instruments are considered to be the most useful for diagnosing fibromyalgia?
A. Widespread Pain Index
B. McGill Pain Questionnaire
C. Symptom Severity Scale
D. A and C
E. All of the above
3. Chronic widespread pain is sufficient to make the diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
4. The diagnosis of fibromyalgia should be made only after other possible etiologies for widespread pain are excluded.
5. Current research indicates that mental disorders may be frequently misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia.
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