Widespread Pain

A systematic review and meta-analysis of the prevalence of chronic widespread pain in the general population


Association of chronic widespread pain with objectively measured physical activity in adults: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey.


Chronic widespread pain prevalence in the general population: A systematic review.

Andrews P, Steultjens M, Riskowski J. Eur J Pain. 2017 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/ejp.1090.

Commentary: Differential Diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome: Proposal of a Model and Algorithm for Patients Presenting with the Primary Symptom of Chronic Widespread Pain


Development and course of chronic widespread pain: The role of time and pain characteristics (the HUNT pain study).

Landmark T, Romundstad P, Butler S, Kaasa S, Borchgrevink P. Pain. 2019 Apr 10. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001585.

Even Worse – Risk Factors and Protective Factors for Transition from Chronic Localized Low Back Pain to Chronic Widespread Pain in General Practice: A Cohort Study.


Examining the adjustment patterns of adults with multiple chronic pain conditions and multiple pain sites: More pain, no gain.

Mun CJ, Ruehlman L, Karoly P. J Pain. 2019 Jun 12. pii: S1526-5900(19)30047-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.06.002.

Exploring symptoms of somatization in chronic widespread pain: latent class analysis and the role of personality

Burri A, Hilpert P, McNair P, Williams FM Journal of Pain Research 2017, 24 July 2017. DOI:10.2147/JPR.S139700

Genetic factors explain the association between pain catastrophizing and chronic widespread pain

Soshiro Ogata, Frances Williams, Andrea Burri. Journal of Pain May 12, 2017 DOI:10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.010

Interdisciplinary rehabilitation of patients with chronic widespread pain: Primary endpoint of the randomized, nonblinded, parallel-group IMPROvE trial.


Multisite Pain Is Associated with Long-term Patient-Reported Outcomes in Older Adults with Persistent Back Pain.

Rundell SD, Patel KV, Krook MA, Heagerty PJ, Suri P, Friedly JL, Turner JA, Deyo RA, Bauer Z, Nerenz DR, Avins AL, Nedeljkovic SS, Jarvik JG. Pain Med. 2019 Jan 5. doi: 10.1093/pm/pny270.

Multisite peripheral joint pain: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and impact on general health, quality of life, pain intensity and consultation behaviour

Andrew Finney, Krysia S. Dziedzic, Martyn Lewis and Emma Healey. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:535. 16 December 2017. Doi:10.1186/s12891-017-1896-3

Neuropathic pain as part of chronic widespread pain: environmental and genetic influences.


Predictors of New‐Onset Widespread Pain in Older Adults: Results From a Population‐Based Prospective Cohort Study in the UK


Risk factors for development and persistence of chronic widespread pain in spondyloarthritis: a population-based two-year follow-up study.

Mogard E, Lindqvist E, Bremander A, Bergman S. Scand J Rheumatol. 2019 Jun 27:1-9. doi: 10.1080/03009742.2019.1602163.

The Relationship between Mechanical Hyperalgesia Assessed by Manual Tender Point Examination and Disease Severity in Patients with Chronic Widespread Pain: A Cross-Sectional Study


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