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Human Studies

2022 Jun 27

Clin Rheumatol

Validity of the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI) through Rasch analysis in patients with knee osteoarthritis.


Roby NU, Packham TL, Macdermid JC, Carlesso LC
Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Jun 27.
PMID: 35754083.


Central sensitization (CS) is a known contributor to chronic pain in people with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and is commonly measured by psychophysical testing or patient-reported methods such as the Central Sensitization Inventory (CSI). However, previous studies have shown a weak association between the two. We therefore sought to evaluate the validity of the CSI through Rasch analysis in patients with KOA.