Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study.

@article{Carnes2007ChronicMP,
  title={Chronic musculoskeletal pain rarely presents in a single body site: results from a UK population study.},
  author={Dawn Carnes and Sharon Parsons and Deborah Ashby and Andrew R. Breen and Nadine Elizabeth Foster and Theodore Pincus and Suzanne Vogel and Matthew Underwood},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={46 7},
  pages={1168-70}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency and health impact of chronic multi-site musculoskeletal pain, in a representative UK sample. METHOD Population postal questionnaire survey, using 16 general practices in the southeast of England, nationally representative urban/rural, ethnic and socioeconomic mix. A random selection of 4049 registered patients, aged 18 or over, were sent a questionnaire. The main outcome measures were chronic pain location, identified using a pain drawing; distress, pain… CONTINUE READING

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