Fibromyalgia: towards an integration of somatic and psychological aspects

Blécourt, A. C. E. D. & Knipping, A. 1995 [S.n.]. 327 p.

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  • Alida Cornelia Ebelina de Blécourt
  • Alexander Knipping
In this dissertation various aspects of the fibromyalgia syndrome are discussed. Fibromyalgia (syndrome) is a common disorder seen in rheumatology practices, and has been known under a variety of names during the years. The introduction to the syndrome and a historical review of fibromyalgia are described in chapter 1. Criteria for the fibromyalgia syndrome have evolved during the years from a wide spectrum of different symptoms to just two criteria: 1. the existence of chronic widespread pain and 2. a number of positive tender points on palpation (11 out of 18). There have been many different ideas on the possible pathophysiology of this chronic pain syndrome, but no definite answer has been found. ... Zie: Summary
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Eisma, W.H., Supervisor, External person
  • Klip, E.C., Supervisor, External person
  • van Rijswijk, M.H., Supervisor, External person
Award date1-Nov-1995
StatePublished - 1995


  • Fibromyalgie, 44.83

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