Fibromyalgia (FM) & disability. Report of the Moss International Working Group on medico-legal aspects of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain complaints & FM

The present article is the result of a working group
conference held in Moss, Norway, in June 1993, financed by the
Royal Norwegian Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. Its
purpose was to review and focus upon problems and needs
related to the medico-legal aspects of fibromyalgia and
chronic widespread musculoskeletal complaints: thus to define
directions for future work on issues which have generally not
been addressed within the medical community. Our report
describes specific problems in this area in regard to
definition, evaluation and recommendation, and in currently
available work and disability statistics. We have recommended
international efforts to establish research programs through
organizations such as the International Social Security
Association and the World Health Organization. While our
recommendations call for research into medico-legal
interactions, causes and pathogenic mechanisms, prevention and
treatment are also key and relevant concerns in the
medico-legal setting.

Wolfe F, Aarflot T, Bruusgaard D, Henriksson KG, Littlejohn G,
Moldofsky H, Raspe H, Vaeroy H

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