Pain characteristics of people with chronic fatigue syndrome

Rebecca Marshall, Lorna Paul, Angus McFadyen, Danny Rafferty, Leslie Wood

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Until now, there has been a lack of fundamental research into the pain experienced in chronic fatigue syndrome [CFS]. The aims of this study were to (1) investigate the pain experiences of people with CFS with a range of disability, and (2) identify specific pain characteristics of people with CFS. Fifty people were recruited, including 10 people who were severely disabled by CFS [25% Group]. Participants completed a structured interview and a series of pain assessments
about their current pain, which included the McGill Pain Questionnaire [MPQ], the Pain Anxiety
Symptoms Scale [PASS], and visual analog scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Musculoskeletal Pain
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • muscle pain
  • chronic fatigue syndrome


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