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An investigation of 'functional' somatic symptoms among patients attending hospital medical clinics in Pakistan--I. Characteristics of 'non-organic' patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2046057     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six hundred medical clinic attenders at the Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, were screened using the Bradford Somatic Inventory (BSI) in Urdu. The physicians' clinical diagnosis was recorded. The characteristics of mood-disordered, functional and no-diagnosis groups were compared with patients receiving organic diagnoses. Of the non-organic patients, only the mood-disordered group reported significantly more BSI symptoms than the organic group. The functional group did not have especially high scores. All groups reported a greater mean number of BSI symptoms than a student comparison group. Among the non-organic patients, there was no relationship between the number of BSI symptoms reported and sex, age, education or occupational group.
D B Mumford; I A Tareen; M A Bajwa; M R Bhatti; T Pervaiz; M Ayub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0022-3999     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Res     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-07-16     Completed Date:  1991-07-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376333     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  245-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Developing Countries*
Pakistan / epidemiology
Personality Inventory
Psychophysiologic Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  psychology
Sick Role
Somatoform Disorders / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  psychology

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