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2024 May 21

Semin Arthritis Rheum



The impact of pain on daily activities in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: Report from the OMERACT myositis working group.


Saygin D, Alexanderson H, DiRenzo D, Raaphorst J, de Visser M, Ren D, Regardt M, de Groot I, Sarver C, Kim JY, Lodin K, Beer K, Needham M, Park JK, Christopher-Stine L, Mecoli CA


International focus groups with patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) conducted by the OMERACT Myositis Working Group over the years demonstrated the pain as an important symptom experienced by these patients. In this study, we aimed to examine the frequency and degree of pain interference, the aspects of daily life impacted by pain, and the factors associated with pain interference in adults with IIM.