Is chronic pain a disease in its own right? Discussions from a pre-OMERACT 2014 workshop on chronic pain

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  • Copyright © 2015. All rights reserved. At the pain workshop held prior to the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) 12 conference, chronic nonmalignant pain (CP) as a "disease" was discussed, in response to growing interest in this concept and in terms of the effect on the OMERACT Filter 2.0 framework. CP is often assessed as a unidimensional outcome measure; however, if CP is a disease, then outcome measures need to define the disease state and identify all its manifestations as well as its effects, as specified by Filter 2.0. The aim was to write a discussion piece, reflecting the workshop contributions and debate, as an important step in opening a dialogue around future OMERACT Filter 2.0 Framework developments.
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  • Taylor AM; Phillips K; Taylor JO; Singh JA; Conaghan PG; Choy EH; Tugwell PS; Kaiser U; Strand V; Simon LS
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  • 1947
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  • 1953
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  • 42
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  • 10