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Type: Journal article
Title: Total somatic symptom score as a predictor of health outcome in somatic symptom disorders
Author: Tomenson, B.
Essau, C.
Jacobi, F.
Ladwig, K.
Leiknes, K.
Lieb, R.
Meinlschmidt, G.
Mcbeth, J.
Rosmalen, J.
Rief, W.
Sumathipala, A.
Creed, F.
Citation: British Journal of Psychiatry, 2013; 203(5):373-380
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0007-1250
1472-1465
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Barbara Tomenson, Cecilia Essau, Frank Jacobi, Karl Heinz Ladwig, Kari Ann Leiknes, Roselind Lieb, Gunther Meinlschmidt, John McBeth, Judith Rosmalen, Winfried Rief, Athula Sumathipala, Francis Creed, EURASMUS Population Based Study Group
Abstract: BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of somatisation disorder in DSM-IV was based on 'medically unexplained' symptoms, which is unsatisfactory. AIMS: To determine the value of a total somatic symptom score as a predictor of health status and healthcare use after adjustment for anxiety, depression and general medical illness. METHOD: Data from nine population-based studies (total n = 28 377) were analysed. RESULTS: In all cross-sectional analyses total somatic symptom score was associated with health status and healthcare use after adjustment for confounders. In two prospective studies total somatic symptom score predicted subsequent health status. This association appeared stronger than that for medically unexplained symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Total somatic symptom score provides a predictor of health status and healthcare use over and above the effects of anxiety, depression and general medical illnesses.
Keywords: EURASMUS Population Based Study Group
Rights: © 2013 The Royal College of Psychiatrists
RMID: 0030042547
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.114405
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