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Somatic symptom count scores do not identify patients with symptoms unexplained by disease: a prospective cohort study of neurology outpatients.

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OBJECTIVE: Somatic symptoms unexplained by disease are common in all medical settings. The process of identifying such patients requires a clinical assessment often supported by clinical tests. Such assessments are time-consuming and expensive. Consequently the observation that such patients tend to report a greater number of symptom has led to the use of self-rated somatic symptom counts as a simpler and cheaper diagnostic aid and proxy measure for epidemiological surveys. However, despite t...

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10.1136/jnnp-2014-308234

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Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group
Journal:
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry More from this journal
Volume:
86
Issue:
3
Pages:
295-301
Publication date:
2014-06-01
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
Language:
English
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pubs:471177
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471177
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2014-07-11

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