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Papers: 23 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022


Front Pain Res (Lausanne)


Sensory Perception Quotient Reveals Visual, Scent and Touch Sensory Hypersensitivity in People With Fibromyalgia Syndrome.


Dorris ER, Maccarthy J, Simpson K, Mc Carthy GM
Front Pain Res (Lausanne). 2022; 3:926331.
PMID: 35866137.


Environmental sensitivity is commonly reported by people with fibromyalgia syndrome. People living with fibromyalgia syndrome frequently report hypersensitivity to noxious and non-noxious sensations. To date, there has been little empirical validation of sensory disturbance to non-noxious triggers. Environmental sensitivity is used as a diagnostic feature only in Bennet's alternative criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia, where it was ranked the second most important of the components for diagnosis, after number of pain sites. The aim of this study was to use a validated sensory measure to determine if people with fibromyalgia have greater sensory disturbances compared to people with other chronic pain conditions.