The natural history of chronic pain in the community: a better prognosis than in the clinic?

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the predictors of improvement at 2 years in subjects with chronic widespread pain ascertained from a community survey. METHODS As part of a community based epidemiological survey on the occurrence of pain, 141 subjects (age range 24-74 years; 44 men, 97 women) were selected for more detailed assessment. Followup information on pain… (More)

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@article{Macfarlane1996TheNH, title={The natural history of chronic pain in the community: a better prognosis than in the clinic?}, author={Gary J Macfarlane and E N Thomas and Ann C. Papageorgiou and Joanna Schollum and Peter Croft and Alan Jonathan Silman}, journal={The Journal of rheumatology}, year={1996}, volume={23 9}, pages={1617-20} }