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The overall Health Check score is comprised of a Health Score, a Well-Being Score, and a Knowledge Score.
A team of medical experts at WebMD developed the Fibromyalgia Health Score to help men and women who have fibromyalgia or related symptoms better understand how factors related to their condition and treatment can impact their life. The Health Score reflects the current status of health – something that is not always within control of the patient. The answers to some questions will affect both Health and Well-Being scores.
A Fibromyalgia Health Check Score of:
30 to 40
Reflects an overall fairly healthy state—someone may or may not have symptoms of fibromyalgia, such as pain and fatigue, but the array of symptoms they do have are controlled and are not significantly impacting their everyday activities
10 to 29
Reflects someone whose symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, are moderate and affecting their everyday activities
Less than 10
Reflects someone whose symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, are severe and significantly affecting their everyday activities
WebMD presents the Fibromyalgia Health Score for general information purposes only and may not be accurate for everyone with fibromyalgia. It is not intended to be a substitute or replacement for an evaluation by a qualified medical provider. Only your doctor can determine which diagnostic procedures and medical treatments are right for you. The Fibromyalgia Health Score is based only on the current answers provided and may vary widely between Fibromyalgia Health Check sessions.
A team of medical experts at WebMD developed the Well-Being Score to help people determine how much their symptoms affect their overall sense of well-being and their capacity to cope with daily symptoms. For those who are undiagnosed with fibromyalgia but are showing a high likelihood of having the condition, their willingness to engage their doctor and take an active role in their health care is taken into consideration, too.
A Fibromyalgia Well-Being Score of:
30 to 40
Generally reflects someone whose overall well-being, ability to cope, and interactions with others are only minimally affected by their symptoms
10 to 29
Generally reflects someone whose overall well-being, ability to cope, and interactions with others have been moderately affected by their symptoms
Less than 10
Generally reflects someone whose overall well-being, ability to cope, and interactions with others have been severely affected by their symptoms
The Fibromyalgia Knowledge Score was created by a team of medical experts at WebMD to help patients be better informed about fibromyalgia and thereby make better decisions.
A Fibromyalgia Knowledge Score of:
16 to 20
Generally reflects an excellent overall understanding of fibromyalgia and how to manage symptoms
8 to 12
Generally reflects an adequate understanding of fibromyalgia and how to manage symptoms
Less than 8
Generally reflects the need to learn more about fibromyalgia and how to manage symptoms