The role of lifetime stressors in adult fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies

  title={The role of lifetime stressors in adult fibromyalgia: systematic review and meta-analysis of case-control studies},
  author={Nia Kaleycheva and Alexis E. Cullen and Robyn Evans and Tirril Harris and Timothy R Nicholson and Trudie Chalder},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  pages={177 - 193}
Abstract Background Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by widespread musculoskeletal pain. Although accumulating evidence suggests that exposure to stressful events increases the risk for this complex disorder, this is the first meta-analysis to compare the impact of a full range of lifetime stressors (e.g. physical trauma through to emotional neglect) on adult fibromyalgia. Methods This review was performed in accordance with PRISMA guidelines. Random-effects models examined… 
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