Table 1: Included articles, sorted by type of journal and type of study design.

Number of articlesIncluded articles

Type of journal
Journals specialized in pain32Fillingim et al. [2], Bernardes et al. [6], Racine et al. [10], Myers et al. [14], Alabas et al. [15], Robinson et al. [16], Robinson and Wise [26], Robinson et al. [41], Dao and Leresche [47], Bernardes and Lima [50], Pool et al. [52], Robinson et al. [61], Martel et al. [62], Martel et al. [63], Robinson and Wise [64], Stutts et al. [65], Hobara [66], Bernardes et al. [68], Hayes et al. [73], LaChapelle et al. [76], Tait et al. [82], Frantsve and Kerns [83], Bernardes et al. [84], Racine et al. [86], Keogh and Herdenfeldt [91], Kállai et al. [93], Aslaksen et al. [94], Green et al. [96], Hirsh et al. [97], Hirsh et al. [101], Weisse et al. [102], Marquié et al. [105]
Social sciences6O’brien et al. [45], Barker [71], Werner et al. [72], Lillrank [74], Werner and Malterud [78], McClelland and McCubbin [90]
Psychology6Hale et al. [44], Jarrett [53], Grace [70], Bernardes and Lima [77], Pujal and Mora [80], Sheffer et al. [89]
Rehabilitation5Ahlsen et al. [46], Côté and Coutu [49], Ahlsen et al. [57], Gustafsson et al. [87], Boonstra et al. [88]
Musculoskeletal care4Leresche [25], Lack et al. [48], Madsen et al. [85], Fillingim et al. [98]
Qualitative health studies3Paulson et al. [59], Werner et al. [75], Skuladottir and Halldorsdottir [81]
Men’s health2Keogh [9], Nielsen et al. [54]
Women’s health2Hamberg et al. [22], Katz et al. [69]
Elderly3Clarke and Bennett [43], Solimeo [55], Solimeo et al. [56]
Emergency medicine3Lord et al. [95], Chen et al. [99], Michael et al. [100]
Caring sciences2Stenberg et al. [67], Damsgård et al. [79]
Internal medicine2Barsky et al. [8], Weisse et al. [104]
Other medical3Hurley and Adams [5], Smitherman and Ward [51], Criste [103]
Other4Hoffmann and Tarzian [13], Kvam et al. [58], Ahlsen et al. [60], Gijsbers and Nicholson [92]

Type of study design
Quantitative33Robinson et al. [16], Hamberg et al. [22], Robinson and Wise [26], Robinson et al. [41], Bernardes and Lima [50], Pool et al. [52], Robinson et al. [61], Martel et al. [62], Martel et al. [63], Robinson and Wise [64], Stutts et al. [65], Hobara [66], Bernardes and Lima [77], Bernardes et al. [84], Racine et al. [86], Boonstra et al. [88], Sheffer et al. [89], McClelland and McCubbin [90], Keogh and Herdenfeldt [91], Gijsbers and Nicholson [92], Kállai et al. [93], Aslaksen et al. [94], Lord et al. [95], Green et al. [96], Hirsh et al. [97], Fillingim et al. [98], Chen et al. [99], Michael et al. [100], Hirsh et al. [101], Weisse et al. [102], Criste [103], Weisse et al. [104], Marquié et al. [105]
Qualitative21Clarke and Bennett [43], Hale et al. [44], O’brien et al. [45], Ahlsen et al. [46], Lack et al. [48], Nielsen et al. [54], Solimeo et al. [56], Ahlsen et al. [57], Kvam et al. [58], Paulson et al. [59], Ahlsen et al. [60], Stenberg et al. [67], Barker [71], Werner et al. [72], Lillrank [74], Werner et al. [75], LaChapelle et al. [76], Werner and Malterud [78], Damsgård et al. [79], Madsen et al. [85], Gustafsson et al. [87]
Mixed methods2Bernardes et al. [68], Hayes et al. [73]
Review15Fillingim et al. [2], Hurley and Adams [5], Bernardes et al. [6], Barsky et al. [8], Keogh [9], Racine et al. [10], Hoffmann and Tarzian [13], Myers et al. [14], Alabas et al. [15], Leresche [25], Dao and Leresche [47], Côté and Coutu [49], Smitherman and Ward [51], Tait et al. [82], Frantsve and Kerns [83]
Commentary3Solimeo [55], Katz et al. [69], Grace [70]
Theory development2Pujal and Mora [80], Skuladottir and Halldorsdottir [81]
Feature1Jarrett [53]