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BMB. 2021; 6(0): 112-117


İlknur Can, Ayşe Banu Sarıfakıoğlu, Aliye Yıldırım Güzelant.


Aim: It is known that in vitamin D deficiency, people suffer extensive musculoskeletal pain. In this study, the relationship between vitamin D deficiency and myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and the effect of vitamin D on pain, disability, quality of life, sleep and psychological condition were examined.
Methods: In this study, 180 cases were examined. Of the cases, 120 were patients, and 60 were in the control group. The cases were compared in terms of 25(OH)D level and quality of life. The patients were also divided into two subgroups based on their 25(OH)D levels. Their scores on the Visual Pain Scale (VAS), the Neck Pain and Disability scale (NPDS), the Short Form Quality of Life (SF-36), Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), which were tested for validity and reliability in Turkish, were recorded.
Results: The average 25(OH)D level of the patient group was 12.8 ± 7.3 ng/mL, while that of the control group was 22.8 ± 14.3 ng/mL, and there was a significant difference. Physical parameters of the Short Form Quality of Life Index (SF-36) were higher in the control group than in the patient group. In the patient group with a deficiency in 25(OH)D levels, depression and anxiety levels were significantly higher and the mental parameters of the SF 36 Quality of Life Index were significantly lower.
Conclusion: In our study, 25(OH)D levels were significantly lower in the patients diagnosed with MPS compared to the healthy people in the control group, and vitamin D deficiency was

Key words: Myofascial pain syndrome, 25(OH)D, mood, quality of sleep, quality of life

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