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

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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 8-14 weeks were used to calculate percentage pain reduction, irres...

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10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.039

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"University of Oxford", "Swansea University, Swansea, UK"
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Institute for Health Research,School of Health Science
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University of Göttingen, Germany
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Department of Occupational and Social Medicine
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Spreadsheet Factory, Oxford, UK
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Swansea University, Swansea, UK
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Institute for Health Research,School of Health Science
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University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Pain Research
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Anaesthetics,Nuffield Department of
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NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Programme
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Moore, R
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Research Program, Faculty of Medicine, Georg-August-University Göttingen
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Straube, S
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Pain More from this journal
Volume:
149
Issue:
2
Pages:
360-364
Publication date:
2010-05-01
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0304-3959
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English
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2010-05-07

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