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Developing a screening index for community studies of somatization disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3806428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Despite the low prevalence of somatization disorder in the community, the section of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule used to make the diagnosis--as well as previous diagnostic interviews for the related diagnoses of hysteria, and Briquet's syndrome--is quite lengthy. This study evaluates a somatization disorder screening index derived from completed interviews from the NIMH sponsored Epidemiologic Catchment Area program. A screening index comprised of 11 symptoms of somatization was derived at the Duke ECA site and replicated across the Johns Hopkins, Yale, and Washington University sites. Across ECA sites a screening threshold of five of 11 symptoms correctly identified 41 of 42 respondents with DIS/DSM-III somatization disorder (97.6%) while correctly classifying 14,600 of 14,750 (99.0%) without the disorder. The screening index offers promise as a screening device for clinical and community studies of somatization disorder.
Authors:
M Swartz; D Hughes; L George; D Blazer; R Landerman; K Bucholz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychiatric research     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0022-3956     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychiatr Res     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-11     Completed Date:  1987-03-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376331     Medline TA:  J Psychiatr Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Interview, Psychological
Mass Screening
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales*
Somatoform Disorders / epidemiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
UO1 MH 33870/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; UO1 MH 33883/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; UO1 MH 34224/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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