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Psychosocial aspects of chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia
Research and Development Centre, Spenshult, Oskarström, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6294-538X
2005 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 27, no 12, 675-683 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PURPOSE: To study the impact on health status as measured by SF-36 in groups of subjects having chronic musculoskeletal pain with different degree of generalization: No chronic pain (NCP), chronic regional pain (CRP), chronic widespread pain (CWP), CWP with a stricter 'Manchester' definition (CWP-M), and clinically defined fibromyalgia (FM). The study also examines the association between psychosocial and lifestyle background variables, and these pain-groups.

METHOD: A cross-sectional study with a postal survey to 3928 subjects, constituting a representative sample of the adult general population, followed by clinical examination in a selected group of subjects with CWP. CWP and FM were diagnosed according to ACR 1990 fibromyalgia criteria. Health status was measured by SF-36 Health Survey.

RESULTS: Patients with CWP, CWP-M, and FM were found to present with more severe impairment of health status than the other two population groups. Several psychosocial factors, such as belonging to a lower socio-economic group, being an immigrant, living in a compromised housing area, having lower educational level, experiencing lower social support and having a family history of chronic pain, were associated with the populations with CWP and FM.

CONCLUSIONS: The spectrum of impact on health and association to background variables, with respect to a stricter definition of CWP, indicates that these factors are important to attend to in the understanding and management of CWP and FM.

© 2005 Taylor & Francis Group Ltd.

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2005. Vol. 27, no 12, 675-683 p.
Keyword [en]
Fibromyalgia, Musculoskeletal pain, Psychosocial
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32313DOI: 10.1080/09638280400009030ISI: 000230485000004PubMedID: 16012060Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-22244465559OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-32313DiVA: diva2:1039966
Available from: 2016-10-25 Created: 2016-10-25 Last updated: 2016-10-26Bibliographically approved

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