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Chronic Widespread Pain (CWP) study
Dr Andrea Burri (Auckland University of Technology) is looking to set up a collaboration/multi-centre study on risk and resiliency in chronic widespread pain/fibromyalgia. The study uses population-based singleton data (currently being collected in Switzerland and New Zealand) and twin data (so far available from the TwinsUK registry). The aim of the study is to get a more holistic understanding of the aetiological pathways underlying CWP/fibromyalgia, by looking at potential risk and resiliency factors such as previous traumatization, coping, emotional regulation, anxiety, and depression. More specifically:
- Multivariate twin analyses to look at the covariation between these factors and develop a potential biopsychosocial risk resiliency model
- Discordant MZ modelling
- Cross-cultural comparison of CWP/FM and the modelling results.
If you have data to contribute or want to know more about the study, please email Andrea at email@example.com.