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Human Studies

2021 Feb 23

Scand J Pain

Do chronic low back pain subgroups derived from dynamic quantitative sensory testing exhibit differing multidimensional profiles?


Rabey M, Kendell M, Koren S, Silva I, Watts L, Wong C, Slater H, Smith A, Beales D
Scand J Pain. 2021 Feb 23.
PMID: 33639047.


The relationship of pain sensitivity with pain and disability in low back pain (LBP) is complicated. It has been suggested increased understanding of dynamic quantitative sensory testing (QST) might be useful in increasing understanding of these relationships. This study aimed to create subgroups based on participant responses to dynamic QST, profile these subgroups based on multidimensional variables (including clinical measures of pain and disability, psychological and lifestyle variables and static QST), and investigate the association of subgroup membership with levels of pain intensity, LBP-related disability and disability risk at 12-month follow up.