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Neurology out-patients with symptoms unexplained by disease: illness beliefs and financial benefits predict 1-year outcome.

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BACKGROUND: Patients whose symptoms are 'unexplained by disease' often have a poor symptomatic outcome after specialist consultation, but we know little about which patient factors predict this. We therefore aimed to determine predictors of poor subjective outcome for new neurology out-patients with symptoms unexplained by disease 1 year after the initial consultation. METHOD: The Scottish Neurological Symptom Study was a 1-year prospective cohort study of patients referred to secondary care ...

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10.1017/s0033291709990717

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Pages:
689-698
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:bbb30620-0a3d-482d-9c01-781f43f15bbe
Source identifiers:
178995
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pubs:178995

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