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2022 Feb 17

Arch Physiother



Use of the painDETECT to discriminate musculoskeletal pain phenotypes.


Bittencourt J V, Bezerra M C, Pina M R, Reis F J J, de Sá Ferreira A, Nogueira L A C
Arch Physiother. 2022 Feb 17; 12(1):7.
PMID: 35172904.


Musculoskeletal pain patients present similar pain characteristics regardless of the clinical diagnosis. PainDETECT questionnaire is useful for screening neuropathic-like symptoms in many musculoskeletal conditions. However, no previous studies compared pain phenotypes of patients with musculoskeletal pain using the painDETECT. Therefore, the current study aimed to compare the pain characteristics of patients with musculoskeletal pain classified according to the painDETECT as nociceptive pain, unclear, and neuropathic-like symptoms.