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Fibromyalgia: Moderate and substantial pain intensity reduction predicts improvement in other outcomes and substantial quality of life gain.

Abstract:

Chronic pain is associated with a range of other problems, including disturbed sleep, depression, anxiety, fatigue, reduced quality of life, and an inability to work or socialise. We investigated whether good symptom control of pain (using definitions of moderate and substantial benefit) is associated with improvement in other symptoms. Individual patient data from four randomised trials in fibromyalgia (2575 patients) lasting 8-14weeks were used to calculate percentage pain reduction for eac...

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10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.039

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Straube, S More by this author
Phillips, CJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Journal:
Pain
Volume:
149
Issue:
2
Pages:
360-364
Publication date:
2010-05-05
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EISSN:
1872-6623
ISSN:
0304-3959
URN:
uuid:a13f657f-d26c-4b07-96d8-e880fd2ab09f
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241413
Local pid:
pubs:241413

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