Is Chronic Pain a Disease in Its Own Right? Discussions from a Pre-OMERACT 2014 Workshop on Chronic Pain.

@article{Taylor2015IsCP,
  title={Is Chronic Pain a Disease in Its Own Right? Discussions from a Pre-OMERACT 2014 Workshop on Chronic Pain.},
  author={Ann Marie H. Taylor and Kristine Phillips and Justin Taylor and Jasvinder A Singh and Philip G Conaghan and Ernest H Choy and Peter Tugwell and Ulrike Kaiser and Veronika Strand and L Sahlin Simon and Philip J Mease},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={
          1947-1953
        }
}
At the pain workshop held prior to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 12 conference, chronic nonmalignant pain (CP) as a "disease" was discussed, in response to growing interest in this concept and in terms of the effect on the OMERACT Filter 2.0 framework. CP is often assessed as a unidimensional outcome measure; however, if CP is a disease, then outcome measures need to define the disease state and identify all its manifestations as well as its effects, as specified by Filter 2.0… CONTINUE READING
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