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Table 1 Inclusion criteria

From: Does aerobic exercise effect pain sensitisation in individuals with musculoskeletal pain? A systematic review

Design
- Observational studies
- Randomised or quasi-randomised trials
- English language studies
Participants
- Individuals with musculoskeletal pain, but not specific subgroups, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and whiplash, that have been shown to differ in their response to pain.
Intervention
- Aerobic physical activity
Comparisons
- Aerobic physical activity versus control
- Aerobic physical activity and intervention A versus intervention A
Outcome measures
- Pain sensitisation, including pressure or thermal pain thresholds or pain ratings