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The outcome of neurology outpatients with medically unexplained symptoms: a prospective cohort study.

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BACKGROUND: In a previous cross sectional study of 300 consecutive new attenders at neurology outpatient clinics, 90 were detected with symptoms that were rated as "not at all" or only "somewhat" explained by organic disease. OBJECTIVE: To report a follow up study of this cohort. METHODS: Patients were reinterviewed by telephone eight months after their initial assessment. They were asked to rate their overall improvement on a clinical global improvement scale, and their health status on the ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1136/jnnp.74.7.897

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Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
74
Issue:
7
Pages:
897-900
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:c11374c0-7757-4fe6-be58-9d83ce9e1408
Source identifiers:
175778
Local pid:
pubs:175778

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