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Volume 5, Issue 5 March 2000

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Should Disability Attributed to Chronic Widespread Pain be Financially Compensated?


Subjective determinants of FMS severity and impact

1. pain levels
2. self-assessed inability to work
3. psychological distress
4. helplessness
5. coping ability

Think "psychological" not "physical" in selecting experts for assessment of chronic widespread pain

Medical expertise in helping the court determine entitlement for compensation is more apparent than real

Does Trauma Cause Chronic Widespread Pain?
Does Chronic Widespread Pain Cause Disability?
Can Disability from Chronic Widespread Pain be measured?

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