Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire

1  General Information

Instrument TitleFibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) is a 10-item questionnaire designed to quantify the overall impact of fibromyalgia across a number of dimensions such as: function, pain level, fatigue, sleep disturbance, psychological distress.

2  History

Author(s):Burckhardt, C.S, Clark, S.R., Bennett, R,M.
Year Created:1991

3  Cost


4  Classification


5  Instrument Details

How to access

The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire can be obtained from Carol Burckhard, PhD, at: 

School of Nursing, SN-4S, Oregor Health Sciences University, Portland, OR 97201-3098
phone 503 494-3895

It can also be downloaded from the following web site: (2002 version)

Sample Question(s)

Question 1:

Were you able to:
Do Shopping?

Response: 0= Always, 1=Most, 2=Occasionally, 3=Never

Revision Year

1997, 2002

Number of Items10
Mode of Administrationself
Reliability and Validity References
  1. Burckhardt, C.S., Clark, S.R., Bennett, R.M. (1991). The Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ): Development and validation. Journal of Rheumatology, 18, 728-733.
Example CAM Evaluation References
  1. Jones KD, Sherman CA, Mist SD, Carson JW, Bennett RM, Li F. (2012) A randomized controlled trial of 8-form Tai chi improves symptoms and functional mobility in fibromyalgia patients. Clinical Rheumatology, Aug;31(8):1205-14.
  2. Rudrud L. (2012) Gentle hatha yoga and reduction of fibromyalgia-related symptoms: a preliminary report. International Journal of Yoga Therapy,(22):53-8.
  3. Picard P, Jusseaume C, Boutet M, Dualé C, Mulliez A, Aublet-Cuvellier B. (2013) Hypnosis for management of fibromyalgia. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Jan;61(1):111-23.
  4. Silva KM, Tucano SJ, Kümpel C, Castro AA, Porto EF. (2012)  Effect of hydrotherapy on quality of life, functional capacity and sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia. The Brazilian Journal of Rheumatology, Dec;52(6):851-857.
  5. Altan L, Korkmaz N, Bingol U, Gunay B. (2009) Effect of pilates training on people with fibromyalgia syndrome: a pilot study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dec;90(12):1983-8.
  6. Alentorn-Geli, E., Padilla, J., Moras, G., Lazaro, H.C., Fernandez-Sola, J., (2008). Six weeks of whole-body vibration exercise improves pain and fatigue in women with fibromyalgia. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medecine, 14(8), 975-81. 
  7. Martin, D.P., Sletten, C.D., Williams, B.A., Berger, I.H. (2006). Improvement in fibromyalgia symptoms with acupuncture: results of a randomized controlled trial. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 81(6), 749-757.
  8. Singh, B.B., Wu, W.S., Hwang, S.H., Khorsan, R., Der-Martirosian, C., Vinjamury, S.P., Wang, C.N., Lin, S.Y. (2006). Effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 12(2), 34-41.
  9. Donmez, A., Karagulle, M.Z., Tercan, N., Dinler, M., Issever, H., Karagulle, M., Turan, M. (2005). SPA therapy in fibromyalgia: a randomised controlled clinic study. Rheumatology International, 26(2), 168-72.   
Target Age Groupnot specified
Target Population

Individuals with fibromyalgia

Time to Administer

5 minutes

Time Period Assessed

Last 7 days

Translations Available

This outcome has been translated into the following languages:

Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.

6  Additional Information

Additional Comments

Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire

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