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Human Studies

2021 May 05

BMJ Open



Cohort profile: DOLORisk Dundee: a longitudinal study of chronic neuropathic pain.


Hébert HL, Veluchamy A, Baskozos G, Fardo F, Van Ryckeghem DML, Pascal MMV, Jones C, Milburn K, Pearson ER, Crombez G, Bennett DLH, Meng W, Palmer CNA, Smith BH
BMJ Open. 2021 May 05; 11(5):e042887.
PMID: 33952538.


Neuropathic pain is a common disorder of the somatosensory system that affects 7%-10% of the general population. The disorder places a large social and economic burden on patients as well as healthcare services. However, not everyone with a relevant underlying aetiology develops corresponding pain. DOLORisk Dundee, a European Union-funded cohort, part of the multicentre DOLORisk consortium, was set up to increase current understanding of this variation in onset. In particular, the cohort will allow exploration of psychosocial, clinical and genetic predictors of neuropathic pain onset.