However, pain played a huge role in cognitive performance.
The sole symptom found to be connected to cognitive performance was pain, especially how the pain impacted the patient. They plan to perform further research in order to find out more about how pain and cognitive function are linked in fibromyalgia patients. For instance, being able to control chronic pain may take some cognitive effort, which may get in the way of a solid performance on the cognitive tests. On the other hand, higher levels of pain may be a sign of a more severe form of fibromyalgia, but as of now the tests are inconclusive.