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Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not.
Eur J Pain 2008; 12(5):600-10EJ

Abstract

Fibromyalgia is currently classified as chronic widespread pain with widespread allodynia to pressure pain. There are few data describing pain characteristics, quality of life, consequences for daily living, and psychosocial status in patients who meet the classification criteria for fibromyalgia proposed by the American College of Rheumatology compared with patients with chronic widespread pain but not widespread allodynia. This study used a randomly selected sample from the general population. A postal questionnaire and a pain mannequin were sent to 9952 people. The response rate was 76.7%. The pain drawings showed that 345 people had widespread pain; that is, they noted pain in all four extremities and axially. Clinical examination, which included a manual tender point examination, was performed in 125 subjects. These people answered commonly used questionnaires on pain, quality of life, coping strategies, depression, and anxiety. Compared with chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia, fibromyalgia was associated with more severe symptoms/consequences for daily life and higher pain severity. Similar coping strategies were found. Chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia to pressure pain was found in 4.5% in the population and fibromyalgia in 2.5%.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Rheumatology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18024204

Citation

Cöster, Lars, et al. "Chronic Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain - a Comparison of Those Who Meet Criteria for Fibromyalgia and Those Who Do Not." European Journal of Pain (London, England), vol. 12, no. 5, 2008, pp. 600-10.
Cöster L, Kendall S, Gerdle B, et al. Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not. Eur J Pain. 2008;12(5):600-10.
Cöster, L., Kendall, S., Gerdle, B., Henriksson, C., Henriksson, K. G., & Bengtsson, A. (2008). Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not. European Journal of Pain (London, England), 12(5), pp. 600-10.
Cöster L, et al. Chronic Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain - a Comparison of Those Who Meet Criteria for Fibromyalgia and Those Who Do Not. Eur J Pain. 2008;12(5):600-10. PubMed PMID: 18024204.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain - a comparison of those who meet criteria for fibromyalgia and those who do not. AU - Cöster,Lars, AU - Kendall,Sally, AU - Gerdle,Björn, AU - Henriksson,Chris, AU - Henriksson,Karl G, AU - Bengtsson,Ann, Y1 - 2007/11/19/ PY - 2007/04/18/received PY - 2007/10/02/revised PY - 2007/10/02/accepted PY - 2007/11/21/pubmed PY - 2008/9/27/medline PY - 2007/11/21/entrez SP - 600 EP - 10 JF - European journal of pain (London, England) JO - Eur J Pain VL - 12 IS - 5 N2 - Fibromyalgia is currently classified as chronic widespread pain with widespread allodynia to pressure pain. There are few data describing pain characteristics, quality of life, consequences for daily living, and psychosocial status in patients who meet the classification criteria for fibromyalgia proposed by the American College of Rheumatology compared with patients with chronic widespread pain but not widespread allodynia. This study used a randomly selected sample from the general population. A postal questionnaire and a pain mannequin were sent to 9952 people. The response rate was 76.7%. The pain drawings showed that 345 people had widespread pain; that is, they noted pain in all four extremities and axially. Clinical examination, which included a manual tender point examination, was performed in 125 subjects. These people answered commonly used questionnaires on pain, quality of life, coping strategies, depression, and anxiety. Compared with chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia, fibromyalgia was associated with more severe symptoms/consequences for daily life and higher pain severity. Similar coping strategies were found. Chronic widespread pain without widespread allodynia to pressure pain was found in 4.5% in the population and fibromyalgia in 2.5%. SN - 1532-2149 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18024204/Chronic_widespread_musculoskeletal_pain___a_comparison_of_those_who_meet_criteria_for_fibromyalgia_and_those_who_do_not_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1090-3801(07)00653-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -