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Table 2 Illness Identity dimension of IPQ-R: 14 commonly experienced symptoms in patients with CWP (n = 152)

From: Illness beliefs among patients with chronic widespread pain - associations with self-reported health status, anxiety and depressive symptoms and impact of pain

Symptoms Experienced, N (%)a Related to CWP, N (%)a
Pain 145 (100) 136/145 (94)
Fatigue 139 (97) 127/139 (91)
Loss of strength 136 (98) 131/136 (96)
Stiff joints 131 (92) 121/131 (92)
Sleep difficulties 126 (91) 118/126 (94)
Dizziness 98 (73) 82/98 (84)
Headaches 97 (71) 85/97 (88)
Upset stomach 89 (65) 71/89 (80)
Breathlessness 70 (52) 52/70 (74)
Nausea 65 (50) 48/65 (74)
Wheeziness 63 (47) 43/63 (68)
Sore throat 34 (27) 9/34 (26)
Weight loss 25 (19) 18/25 (72)
Sore eyes 23 (15) 18/23 (78)
  1. a% of those who experienced the symptom