Pain reporting at different body sites is explained by a single underlying genetic factor

Williams, Frances M K, Spector, Tim D, MacGregor, Alex J and Macgregor, Alexander (2010) Pain reporting at different body sites is explained by a single underlying genetic factor. Rheumatology, 49 (9). pp. 1753-5. ISSN 1462-0332

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Abstract

Musculoskeletal pain is reported commonly; however, the extent to which pain in individual body areas reflects the severity of site-specific pathology or a more generalized propensity to feel pain is uncertain. We used a classical twin design to examine the pattern of pain reporting at different body sites among monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins to assess its heritability and to examine evidence for a common underlying propensity to report musculoskeletal pain.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adolescent,adult,aged,aged, 80 and over,female,genetic predisposition to disease,humans,male,middle aged,multivariate analysis,osteoarthritis,pain,pain measurement,questionnaires,severity of illness index,twins,young adult
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2010 11:13
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 17:10
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/15341
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq170

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