Chronic widespread pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the relation between pain and disease activity measures over the first 5 years.

@article{Andersson2013ChronicWP,
  title={Chronic widespread pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and the relation between pain and disease activity measures over the first 5 years.},
  author={Maria L.E. Andersson and Bj{\"o}rn Svensson and S. Yoav Bergman},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={40 12},
  pages={1977-85}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the prevalence of chronic widespread pain (ChWP), chronic regional pain (ChRP), and fibromyalgia in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed for 5 years after inclusion, and to study the effect of pain on measures of disease activity and function. METHODS A questionnaire was sent to 1910 patients participating in the Better Anti-Rheumatic Pharmacotherapy study. The responders (73%) were divided into 3 groups according to the reported pain duration and… CONTINUE READING
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