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2022 Dec 31

Eur J Pain

Family dysfunction is associated with chronic pain in a community-dwelling Japanese population: the Hisayama Study.


Saito T, Shibata M, Hirabayashi N, Honda T, Morisaki Y, Anno K, Sudo N, Hosoi M, Ninomiya T
Eur J Pain. 2022 Dec 31.
PMID: 36585949.


Poor family functioning has been reported to be associated with the severity of chronic pain in outpatients, but the association has not been fully addressed in general populations. The present study aimed to examine the association between family dysfunction levels and the presence of chronic pain in a community-dwelling Japanese population.