Gary J Macfarlane

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Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Managing low back pain presenting to primary care: where do we go from here?
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 122:219-22. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Alternative population sampling frames produced important differences in estimates of association: a case-control study of vasculitis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Musculoskeletal Research Programme Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:675-80. 2013
  3. doi request reprint A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Musculoskeletal Research Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2224-33. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:1707-13. 2012
  5. doi request reprint The prevalence and management of low back pain across adulthood: results from a population-based cross-sectional study (the MUSICIAN study)
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Pain 153:27-32. 2012
  6. pmc Risk factors for development of non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preteens and early adolescents: a prospective 1-year follow-up study
    Ashraf El-Metwally
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, The Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Pikijarventie 1, Heinola, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:46. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia: Should reports of increased mortality influence management?
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 7:339-41. 2005
  8. pmc An excess of widespread pain among South Asians: are low levels of vitamin D implicated?
    G J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1217-9. 2005
  9. doi request reprint The influence of socioeconomic status on the reporting of regional and widespread musculoskeletal pain: results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    G J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1591-5. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Determining aspects of ethnicity amongst persons of South Asian origin: the use of a surname-classification programme (Nam Pehchan)
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Public Health 121:231-6. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Managing low back pain presenting to primary care: where do we go from here?
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 122:219-22. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Alternative population sampling frames produced important differences in estimates of association: a case-control study of vasculitis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Musculoskeletal Research Programme Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 66:675-80. 2013
    ..We have evaluated the use of such a register, in the United Kingdom, against a commercially available database claiming large population coverage, an alternative that offers ease of access and flexibility of use...
  3. doi request reprint A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: osteoarthritis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Musculoskeletal Research Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:2224-33. 2012
    ..To critically review the evidence on the efficacy and effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary therapies for patients with osteoarthritis. We excluded t'ai chi and acupuncture, which have been the subject of recent reviews...
  4. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of evidence for the effectiveness of practitioner-based complementary and alternative therapies in the management of rheumatic diseases: rheumatoid arthritis
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:1707-13. 2012
    ..To critically review the evidence on the effectiveness of complementary therapies for patients with RA...
  5. doi request reprint The prevalence and management of low back pain across adulthood: results from a population-based cross-sectional study (the MUSICIAN study)
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Pain 153:27-32. 2012
    ..0001). It is important that older persons, who have the highest prevalence of LBP with disability and are most likely to consult, are receiving optimal pharmacological and nonpharmacological management...
  6. pmc Risk factors for development of non-specific musculoskeletal pain in preteens and early adolescents: a prospective 1-year follow-up study
    Ashraf El-Metwally
    Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, The Rheumatism Foundation Hospital, Pikijarventie 1, Heinola, Finland
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:46. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to estimate occurrence of new-onset pain symptoms, in all musculoskeletal locations, in preteens and early adolescents and investigate risk factors for development of these symptoms...
  7. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia: Should reports of increased mortality influence management?
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Curr Rheumatol Rep 7:339-41. 2005
    ..Studies are currently underway which will determine whether initial observations of an increased mortality risk can be replicated...
  8. pmc An excess of widespread pain among South Asians: are low levels of vitamin D implicated?
    G J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:1217-9. 2005
    ..Anecdotal reports from rheumatologists in the United Kingdom suggest that patients from South Asian backgrounds are more likely to report widespread body pain...
  9. doi request reprint The influence of socioeconomic status on the reporting of regional and widespread musculoskeletal pain: results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    G J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:1591-5. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Determining aspects of ethnicity amongst persons of South Asian origin: the use of a surname-classification programme (Nam Pehchan)
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Public Health 121:231-6. 2007
    ..The aim of the current study was to assess the validity of the Nam Pehchan name classification programme of religion and language against subject self-report...
  11. ncbi request reprint Is the report of widespread body pain associated with long-term increased mortality? Data from the Mini-Finland Health Survey
    G J Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:805-7. 2007
    ..To determine whether an observation in a UK study, that persons with chronic widespread pain are at long-term increased risk of cancer mortality, can be replicated in a different setting...
  12. doi request reprint Investigating the determinants of international differences in the prevalence of chronic widespread pain: evidence from the European Male Ageing Study
    G J Macfarlane
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:690-5. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Looking back: developments in our understanding of the occurrence, aetiology and prognosis of chronic pain 1954-2004
    G J Macfarlane
    Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:iv23-iv26. 2005
    ..The further challenge over the coming decade is to use our knowledge of the aetiology and influences on outcome to design management strategies which demonstrate improved outcomes for patients...
  14. doi request reprint The relationship between body mass index across the life course and knee pain in adulthood: results from the 1958 birth cohort study
    Gary J Macfarlane
    School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:2251-6. 2011
    ..To determine whether a high BMI in childhood or early adulthood has a long-term influence on the likelihood of knee pain...
  15. doi request reprint Evaluation of work-related psychosocial factors and regional musculoskeletal pain: results from a EULAR Task Force
    G J Macfarlane
    University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 68:885-91. 2009
    ..To establish whether review articles provide consistent conclusions on associations between workplace psychosocial factors and musculoskeletal pain and, if differences exist, to explore whether this is related to the methods used...
  16. doi request reprint Evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building Room 1 071, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland AB25 2ZD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:1672-83. 2011
    ..To critically evaluate the evidence regarding complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) taken orally or applied topically (excluding fish oil) in the treatment of RA...
  17. pmc Genetic variation in neuroendocrine genes associates with somatic symptoms in the general population: results from the EPIFUND study
    Kate L Holliday
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, M13 9PT Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 68:469-74. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine if genetic variation in two neuroendocrine systems, the serotoninergic system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, was associated with the number of reported somatic symptoms...
  18. doi request reprint The characterisation and determinants of quality of life in ANCA associated vasculitis
    Neil Basu
    Musculoskeletal Collaboration, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 73:207-11. 2014
    ..To contextualise and identify the determinants of poor health related quality of life (QOL) among patients with antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (AAV)...
  19. doi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain is associated with very low levels of vitamin D in men: results from the European Male Ageing Study
    John McBeth
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:1448-52. 2010
    ..A study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that musculoskeletal pain is associated with low vitamin D levels but the relationship is explained by physical inactivity and/or other putative confounding factors...
  20. doi request reprint Association of HTR2A polymorphisms with chronic widespread pain and the extent of musculoskeletal pain: results from two population-based cohorts
    Barbara I Nicholl
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 63:810-8. 2011
    ..The aim of the current study was to investigate whether genetic variation in genes across the serotoninergic system is associated with chronic widespread pain (CWP) and the number of pain sites reported...
  21. ncbi request reprint Predictors of low back pain in British schoolchildren: a population-based prospective cohort study
    Gareth T Jones
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 111:822-8. 2003
    ..To determine the onset of low back pain (LBP) in schoolchildren and to investigate the role of mechanical and psychosocial factors as risk factors for its onset...
  22. doi request reprint No evidence for a role of the catechol-O-methyltransferase pain sensitivity haplotypes in chronic widespread pain
    Barbara I Nicholl
    Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:2009-12. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) 'pain sensitivity' haplotypes and chronic widespread pain (CWP) in two distinct cohorts...
  23. pmc The association between neighbourhood socio-economic status and the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study
    Kelly A Davies
    Arthritis Research Campaign ARC, Epidemiology Unit, Research School of Translational Medicine, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eur J Pain 13:635-40. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the hypothesis that socio-economic status predicts the onset of CWP but that this relationship would be explained by psychological factors...
  24. pmc Predicting the onset of knee pain: results from a 2-year prospective study of new workers
    Gareth T Jones
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:400-6. 2007
    ..To determine the relative contribution of work-related mechanical (injury) factors and psychosocial factors to the onset of a new episode of knee pain, in a cohort of newly employed workers...
  25. doi request reprint Adverse events in childhood and chronic widespread pain in adult life: Results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    Gareth T Jones
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Pain 143:92-6. 2009
    ..To prevent long-term consequences of adverse childhood events, future research should study the mechanisms, in particular the biological mechanisms, underlying these relationships...
  26. doi request reprint Role of road traffic accidents and other traumatic events in the onset of chronic widespread pain: Results from a population-based prospective study
    Gareth T Jones
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 63:696-701. 2011
    ..To determine the relationship between physically traumatic events and the onset of chronic widespread pain (CWP)...
  27. doi request reprint Influence of childhood behaviour on the reporting of chronic widespread pain in adulthood: results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    Dong Pang
    Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1882-8. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Are reports of mechanical dysfunction in chronic oro-facial pain related to somatisation? A population based study
    Vishal R Aggarwal
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Eur J Pain 12:501-7. 2008
    ..ii) To test the hypothesis that this relationship could be explained by: (a) reporting of psychological factors, (b) common association of self-reported mechanical factors with other unexplained syndromes...
  29. doi request reprint Whether the weather influences pain? Results from the EpiFunD study in North West England
    Tatiana V Macfarlane
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Dental Group, Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1513-20. 2010
    ..To determine whether the report of pain is influenced by meteorological conditions...
  30. pmc Genetic variation in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis influences susceptibility to musculoskeletal pain: results from the EPIFUND study
    Kate L Holliday
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 69:556-60. 2010
    ..To determine if genetic variation in genes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the primary stress response system, influences susceptibility to developing musculoskeletal pain...
  31. pmc Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis function and the relationship with chronic widespread pain and its antecedents
    John McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign ARC Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Res Ther 7:R992-R1000. 2005
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Mechanical injury and psychosocial factors in the work place predict the onset of widespread body pain: a two-year prospective study among cohorts of newly employed workers
    Elaine F Harkness
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 50:1655-64. 2004
    ....
  33. pmc Do genetic predictors of pain sensitivity associate with persistent widespread pain?
    Kate L Holliday
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Mol Pain 5:56. 2009
    ..Further evidence of null association in large independent cohorts is required to truly exclude these SNPs as genetic risk factors for CWP...
  34. pmc Risk factors for onset of chronic oro-facial pain--results of the North Cheshire oro-facial pain prospective population study
    Vishal R Aggarwal
    Oral Health Unit, School of Dentistry, Manchester Biomedical Research Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M15 6FH, UK
    Pain 149:354-9. 2010
    ..The efficacy of early psychological management of Chronic oro-facial pain to address these factors should be a priority for future investigations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Active exercise, education, and cognitive behavioral therapy for persistent disabling low back pain: a randomized controlled trial
    Ruth E Johnson
    Division of Clinical Psychology, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 32:1578-85. 2007
    ..A randomized controlled trial...
  36. ncbi request reprint Are common symptoms in childhood associated with chronic widespread body pain in adulthood? Results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    Gareth T Jones
    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1669-75. 2007
    ..However, it is unknown whether this association persists into adulthood. The aim of the current study was to examine, prospectively, whether children with common symptoms experience an increased risk of chronic widespread pain as adults...
  37. ncbi request reprint Predicting the onset of widespread body pain among children
    Gareth T Jones
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 48:2615-21. 2003
    ..To determine factors associated with, and the predictors of, widespread body pain in children...
  38. pmc Predicting persistent disabling low back pain in general practice: a prospective cohort study
    Gareth T Jones
    Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    Br J Gen Pract 56:334-41. 2006
    ..However, it is not known whether these strategies may also precede the onset of chronic symptoms and, if so, whether they are independent predictors of prognosis...
  39. doi request reprint What characterizes persons who do not report musculoskeletal pain? Results from a 4-year Population-based longitudinal study (the Epifund study)
    Elizabeth A Jones
    Section of Population Health, Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
    J Rheumatol 36:1071-7. 2009
    ..To identify and characterize persons in the population who do not report musculoskeletal pain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Association of widespread body pain with an increased risk of cancer and reduced cancer survival: a prospective, population-based study
    John McBeth
    Unit of Epidemiology, The Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 48:1686-92. 2003
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Predicting the onset of forearm pain: a prospective study across 12 occupational groups
    Elizabeth S Nahit
    University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Arthritis Rheum 49:519-25. 2003
    ..To determine, among workers free of forearm pain, the role of mechanical and psychosocial factors in predicting future onset...
  42. doi request reprint Modest association of joint hypermobility with disabling and limiting musculoskeletal pain: results from a large-scale general population-based survey
    Matthew R Mulvey
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 65:1325-33. 2013
    ..To determine the population prevalence of joint hypermobility (JH) and to test the hypothesis that JH would be associated with reporting musculoskeletal pain...
  43. pmc The non-synonymous SNP, R1150W, in SCN9A is not associated with chronic widespread pain susceptibility
    Kate L Holliday
    Arthritis Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Manchester, UK
    Mol Pain 8:72. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to validate the previously reported association between a common non-synonymous polymorphism (R1150W, rs6746030) in SCN9A and chronic widespread pain (CWP), in independent population-based cohorts...
  44. doi request reprint Evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    Vijitha De Silva
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:911-20. 2011
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Predicting OA progression to total hip replacement: can we do better than risk factors alone using active shape modelling as an imaging biomarker?
    Rebecca J Barr
    Bone and Musculoskeletal Research Programme, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 51:562-70. 2012
    ..Here we determine whether ASM predicts the need for total hip replacement (THR) independent of Kellgren-Lawrence grade (KLG) and other known risk factors...
  46. pmc Chronic widespread pain predicts physical inactivity: results from the prospective EPIFUND study
    John McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Translational Medicine, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Eur J Pain 14:972-9. 2010
    ..9 (1.3-2.9)). A similar association was observed with exercise that lasted at least 20 min (RRR=1.9 (1.3-2.8)). The current study suggests that low self-reported levels of physical activity are a consequence of having CWP...
  47. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of Raynaud's phenomenon in children ages 12-15 years: prevalence and association with other common symptoms
    Gareth T Jones
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 48:3518-21. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to ascertain the prevalence of RP in children ages 12-15 years and to determine whether, as with other commonly reported symptoms, there were any associations with adverse psychosocial factors...
  48. ncbi request reprint Long-term mortality amongst Gulf War Veterans: is there a relationship with experiences during deployment and subsequent morbidity?
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1403-8. 2005
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Is musculoskeletal pain more common now than 40 years ago?: Two population-based cross-sectional studies
    E F Harkness
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 44:890-5. 2005
    ..To meet this objective we have examined the difference in the prevalence of low back, shoulder and widespread pain between the 1950s and today using historical data collected by the Arthritis Research Campaign (arc)...
  50. doi request reprint Fatigue-related brain white matter changes in granulomatosis with polyangiitis
    Neil Basu
    Musculoskeletal Collaboration Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1429-34. 2013
    ..To determine the association between brain white matter (WM) damage and persistent fatigue among patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)...
  51. pmc Fatigue: a principal contributor to impaired quality of life in ANCA-associated vasculitis
    Neil Basu
    Epidemiology Group, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill B25 2ZD, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1383-90. 2010
    ..In addition, we aimed to take preliminary steps to identify potential disease and psycho-social factors which may determine QoL impairment...
  52. ncbi request reprint Oropharyngeal cancer incidence and mortality in Scotland: are rates still increasing?
    Kate L Robinson
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, The Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Oral Oncol 39:31-6. 2003
    ..Although oropharyngeal cancer incidence rates continue to rise alarmingly, these increases are not necessarily translated into higher mortality rates as had been suggested by results from earlier studies...
  53. doi request reprint Evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicines in the management of fibromyalgia: a systematic review
    Vijitha De Silva
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 49:1063-8. 2010
    ..To critically evaluate the evidence regarding complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) taken orally or applied topically for the treatment of FM...
  54. ncbi request reprint Low back pain in schoolchildren: occurrence and characteristics
    Kath D Watson
    Arthritis Research Campaign ARC Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PT, UK
    Pain 97:87-92. 2002
    ..Adolescent low back pain is common although medical attention is rarely sought. Such symptoms in childhood, particularly as they are so common, may have important consequences for chronic low back pain in adulthood...
  55. doi request reprint Epidemiology of back pain in older adults: prevalence and risk factors for back pain onset
    Rachael E Docking
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:1645-53. 2011
    ..To determine the prevalence of disabling and non-disabling back pain across age in older adults, and identify risk factors for back pain onset in this age group...
  56. doi request reprint Predicting persistent low back pain in schoolchildren: a prospective cohort study
    Gareth T Jones
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 61:1359-66. 2009
    ..Low back pain (LBP) is common in children but the prognostic indicators are poorly understood. We report the results of a prospective study to determine the risk factors for chronic LBP in children...
  57. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors in the workplace--do they predict new episodes of low back pain? Evidence from the South Manchester Back Pain Study
    A C Papageorgiou
    ARC Epidemiology Research Unit, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 22:1137-42. 1997
    ..A prospective, population-based cohort study of working adults...
  58. pmc Effects of psychosocial and individual psychological factors on the onset of musculoskeletal pain: common and site-specific effects
    E S Nahit
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 62:755-60. 2003
    ..To determine whether adverse psychosocial and individual psychological factors increase the risk of pain across regional sites...
  59. pmc Incidence of cancer among UK Gulf war veterans: cohort study
    Gary J Macfarlane
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
    BMJ 327:1373. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Psychological distress and premature mortality in the general population: a prospective study
    Kate L Robinson
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, The Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Epidemiol 14:467-72. 2004
    ..To determine whether higher rates of mortality are observed in people reporting psychological distress, to establish the nature of any excess, and to examine the possible existence of a dose response relationship...
  61. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of classification criteria for idiopathic orofacial pain for use in population-based studies
    Vishal R Aggarwal
    Arthritis Research Campaign, Epidemiology Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, School of Medicine University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Orofac Pain 21:203-15. 2007
    ..To develop and validate a questionnaire-based tool which would enable classification of idiopathic orofacial pain in the general population...
  62. pmc Restorative sleep predicts the resolution of chronic widespread pain: results from the EPIFUND study
    K A Davies
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 47:1809-13. 2008
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Moderation of psychosocial risk factors through dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal stress axis in the onset of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain: findings of a population-based prospective cohort study
    J McBeth
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 56:360-71. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that abnormalities in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) stress-response system would act as an effect moderator between HPA function and the onset of chronic widespread pain (CWP)...
  64. ncbi request reprint The role of psychosocial factors in predicting the onset of chronic widespread pain: results from a prospective population-based study
    A Gupta
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 46:666-71. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of measures of psychosocial distress, health-seeking behaviour, sleep problems and traumatic life events to the development of new cases of CWP in the community...
  65. pmc Pressure pain thresholds and tender point counts as predictors of new chronic widespread pain in somatising subjects
    A Gupta
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, and University Department of Psychiatry, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:517-21. 2007
    ..Similarly, recent evidence suggests that chronic widespread pain (CWP) is one manifestation of the somatisation of distress...
  66. doi request reprint Explaining fatigue in ANCA-associated vasculitis
    Neil Basu
    School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 52:1680-5. 2013
    ..To identify the determinants of fatigue among patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV)...
  67. ncbi request reprint Onset of neck pain after a motor vehicle accident: a case-control study
    Nicola J Wiles
    ARC Epidemiology Unit and The Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Rheumatol 32:1576-83. 2005
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Genetic variation in the beta2-adrenergic receptor but not catecholamine-O-methyltransferase predisposes to chronic pain: results from the 1958 British Birth Cohort Study
    Lynne J Hocking
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Bone and Musculoskeletal Research Programme, Division of Applied Medicine, School of Medicine and Dentistry University of Aberdeen, UK
    Pain 149:143-51. 2010
    ..These results are the first to suggest that functional ADRB2 variants are involved in regulating pain status at a population level. A role for COMT in chronic pain development was not identified, though could not be excluded...
  69. pmc Does physical trauma lead to an increase in the risk of new onset widespread pain?
    G Wynne-Jones
    Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 65:391-3. 2006
    ..To determine the rate of new onset of widespread pain after a traumatic event (motor vehicle crash)...
  70. ncbi request reprint Chronic widespread pain in the community: the influence of psychological symptoms and mental disorder on healthcare seeking behavior
    G J Macfarlane
    School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Rheumatol 26:413-9. 1999
    ....
  71. pmc Role of mechanical and psychosocial factors in the onset of forearm pain: prospective population based study
    G J Macfarlane
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    BMJ 321:676-9. 2000
    ....
  72. pmc Predictors of abdominal pain in schoolchildren: a 4-year population-based prospective study
    A El-Metwally
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:1094-8. 2007
    ..Chronic abdominal pain (CAP) is common among schoolchildren, but risk factors for its onset are still largely unknown...
  73. pmc Musculoskeletal pain is associated with a long-term increased risk of cancer and cardiovascular-related mortality
    J McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Epidemiology Research Group, Research School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 48:74-7. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that individuals with regional and widespread pain disorders have an increased risk of mortality...
  74. pmc Premorbid psychosocial factors are associated with poor health-related quality of life in subjects with new onset of chronic widespread pain - results from the EPIFUND study
    B I Nicholl
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Translational Medicine, University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Pain 141:119-26. 2009
    ..8-1.8), although the association with SF12-PCS remained (RRR=4.8% CI 3.1-7.47). New onset of CWP is associated with poor mental and physical HRQoL. However, the relationship with mental HRQoL is explained by psychosocial risk markers...
  75. pmc Short term influence of mechanical factors on regional musculoskeletal pain: a study of new workers from 12 occupational groups
    E S Nahit
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 58:374-81. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Even among workers with only short term exposure to mechanical factors, musculoskeletal pain is increased...
  76. pmc Mechanical and psychosocial factors predict new onset shoulder pain: a prospective cohort study of newly employed workers
    E F Harkness
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Occup Environ Med 60:850-7. 2003
    ..Aim: To test the hypothesis that work related mechanical and psychosocial factors predict new onset shoulder pain in newly employed workers...
  77. ncbi request reprint Associations between adverse events in childhood and chronic widespread pain in adulthood: are they explained by differential recall?
    J McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Rheumatol 28:2305-9. 2001
    ..We examined the hypothesis that chronic widespread pain was associated with reports of adverse experiences in childhood and whether any observed relationships could be explained by differential recall...
  78. ncbi request reprint Does chronic pain predict future psychological distress?
    John McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign ARC Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PT, Manchester, UK
    Pain 96:239-45. 2002
    ..These findings indicate that it is those persons with chronic widespread pain in the presence of other physical and psychosocial factors who will become distressed...
  79. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of chronic pain, from the laboratory to the bus stop: time to add understanding of biological mechanisms to the study of risk factors in population-based research?
    Blair H Smith
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration, Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Pain 127:5-10. 2007
  80. pmc Genetic and environmental influences on non-specific low back pain in children: a twin study
    Ashraf El-Metwally
    Aberdeen Pain Research Collaboration Epidemiology Group, Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Eur Spine J 17:502-8. 2008
    ..This study underscore the need for further high-quality research, preferably prospective studies, to identify important modifiable risk factors in order to guide interventions that may prevent LBP in childhood...
  81. doi request reprint Unexplained orofacial pain - is an early diagnosis possible?
    V R Aggarwal
    Primary Care Dentistry, Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT
    Br Dent J 205:E6; discussion 140-1. 2008
    ..This provides a good evidence base which can reduce uncertainty among dental practitioners, allowing them to make an early diagnosis...
  82. ncbi request reprint The role of workplace low-level mechanical trauma, posture and environment in the onset of chronic widespread pain
    J McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 42:1486-94. 2003
    ..We therefore determined the relative contributions of individual psychosocial and work-related mechanical, posture and environment factors in symptom onset...
  83. pmc Chronic widespread pain in the population: a seven year follow up study
    A C Papageorgiou
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The Medical School, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 61:1071-4. 2002
    ..To document the natural course of chronic widespread pain (CWP) in a general population sample over a seven year period and to identify comorbidities which predict persistence...
  84. pmc Insecure attachment style is associated with chronic widespread pain
    K A Davies
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Pain 143:200-5. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that treatment strategies based on knowledge of attachment style, possibly using support and education, may alleviate distress and disability in people at risk of, or affected by, chronic widespread pain...
  85. ncbi request reprint Features of somatization predict the onset of chronic widespread pain: results of a large population-based study
    J McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Arthritis Rheum 44:940-6. 2001
    ..Data from this population-based prospective study lend powerful support to the hypothesis that chronic widespread pain can be one manifestation of the somatization of distress...
  86. ncbi request reprint Sex hormonal factors and chronic widespread pain: a population study among women
    T V Macfarlane
    University Dental Hospital of Manchester, Dental Health Unit, University of Manchester, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 41:454-7. 2002
    ..There is little available evidence from epidemiological studies on their importance or role...
  87. pmc Widespread body pain and mortality: prospective population based study
    G J Macfarlane
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Medical School, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT
    BMJ 323:662-5. 2001
    ..To determine whether there is excess mortality in groups of people who report widespread body pain, and if so to establish the nature and extent of any excess...
  88. pmc Association of occupational physical demands and psychosocial working environment with disabling shoulder pain
    D P Pope
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, Stopford Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 60:852-8. 2001
    ..To estimate the individual and combined associations of physical and psychosocial working environment with disabling shoulder pain and to identify groups at "high risk" for shoulder pain...
  89. doi request reprint The aetiology of upper aerodigestive tract cancers among young adults in Europe: the ARCAGE study
    Tatiana V Macfarlane
    School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 21:2213-21. 2010
    ..To date the increases have been proportionally greatest among young people. Several reports have suggested that they often do not have a history of tobacco smoking or heavy alcohol consumption...
  90. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for persistent chronic widespread pain: a community-based study
    J McBeth
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 40:95-101. 2001
    ..These findings have implications for the identification and treatment of persons with persistent chronic widespread pain...
  91. pmc Low back pain in schoolchildren: the role of mechanical and psychosocial factors
    K D Watson
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arch Dis Child 88:12-7. 2003
    ..Aim: To assess the role of both mechanical and psychosocial factors (including emotional and behavioural problems and other somatic pain complaints) in childhood LBP...
  92. pmc Parental pain is not associated with pain in the child: a population based study
    G T Jones
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 63:1152-4. 2004
    ..Child pain is associated with adverse psychosocial factors. Some studies have shown an association between children's and parental pain. Children may "learn" pain behaviour from their parents...
  93. ncbi request reprint The influence of work related psychosocial factors and psychological distress on regional musculoskeletal pain: a study of newly employed workers
    E S Nahit
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Rheumatol 28:1378-84. 2001
    ..This occurs even after only short term exposure. The odds of reporting these adverse exposures are increased when pain is reported at multiple sites...
  94. pmc Defining hip pain for population studies
    F Birrell
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 64:95-8. 2005
    ..Identifying pain as coming from the hip joint is more complex than for other large joint sites. There is no accepted best approach to defining hip pain for use in clinical and epidemiological studies...
  95. ncbi request reprint Changing trends in incidence of lung cancer by histologic type in Scotland
    Elaine F Harkness
    ARC Epidemiology Unit, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Int J Cancer 102:179-83. 2002
    ..Changes in histologic types are unlikely to be solely due to diagnostic advances. Rates of adenocarcinoma have increased steadily over time, and this may be due to changes in cigarette design during the 1950s...
  96. pmc Health and exposures of United Kingdom Gulf war veterans. Part II: The relation of health to exposure
    N Cherry
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, UK
    Occup Environ Med 58:299-306. 2001
    ..To investigate whether, in personnel who served with the United Kingdom forces in the Gulf war, self reported exposures were related to symptoms in a way that was consistent, specific, and credible...
  97. pmc Hip pain onset in relation to cumulative workplace and leisure time mechanical load: a population based case-control study
    D P Pope
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, Medical School, University of Manchester, UK
    Ann Rheum Dis 62:322-6. 2003
    ..In an unselected community sample of adults, to assess the role and importance of exposure to mechanical factors both at work and leisure in the aetiology of hip pain...
  98. pmc Epidemiology of low back pain in children and adolescents
    G T Jones
    ARC Epidemiology Unit and The Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Division of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:312-6. 2005
    ....
  99. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess disabling foot pain
    A P Garrow
    Arthritis Research Campaign Epidemiology Unit, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, The Medical School, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK
    Pain 85:107-13. 2000
    ..The design of the foot disability questionnaire makes it a suitable instrument for assessing the impact of painful foot conditions in both community and clinical populations...
  100. ncbi request reprint Mortality among UK Gulf War veterans
    G J Macfarlane
    Unit of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, School of Epidemiology and Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Lancet 356:17-21. 2000
    ..Armed forces personnel who served in the Gulf War report more current ill-health than those who were not deployed. There has been concern expressed that they may also experience higher mortality rates...
  101. pmc Health and exposures of United Kingdom Gulf war veterans. Part I: The pattern and extent of ill health
    N Cherry
    Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Manchester, UK
    Occup Environ Med 58:291-8. 2001
    ..To assess the health of United Kingdom Gulf war veterans, to compare their health to that of similar personnel not deployed, to describe patterns of ill health in both groups, and to estimate their extent...