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2021 Jun 21

Rheumatology (Oxford)

Correlation between pain severity and levels of anxiety and depression in osteoarthritis patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Fonseca-Rodrigues D, Rodrigues A, Martins T, Pinto J, Amorim D, Almeida A, Pinto-Ribeiro F
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Jun 21.
PMID: 34152386.


Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative musculoskeletal disease that causes articular damage and chronic pain, with a prevalence of up to 50% in individuals >60 years of age. Patients suffering from chronic painful conditions, including OA, also frequently report anxiety or depression. A systematic review and meta-analysis were performed to assess the correlation between pain severity and depressive and anxious symptomatology in OA patients.