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2021 Jan 07

Clin Rheumatol

Implication of invalidation concept in fibromyalgia diagnosis.


Ghavidel-Parsa B, Bidari A, Tohidi S, Shenavar I, Kazemnezhad Leyli E, Hosseini K, Khosousi M-J
Clin Rheumatol. 2021 Jan 07.
PMID: 33411140.


The invalidation or social pain is an important but neglected issue in polysymptomatology of fibromyalgia (FM). This study sought whether tracing-perceived invalidation could be effective to discriminate between the presence and absence of FM in chronic pain patients with respect to five different sources, including spouses, family, colleagues, health professionals, and social services.