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How to assess common somatic symptoms in large-scale studies: A systematic review of questionnaires

Authors:
Zijlema, W. L., Stolk, R. P., Lowe, B., Rief, W., White, P. D., Rosmalen, J. G. M., and BioSHaRE
Abstract:
Objective: Many questionnaires for assessment of common somatic symptoms or functional somatic symptoms are available and their use differs greatly among studies. The prevalence and incidence of symptoms are partially determined by the methods used to assess them. As a result, comparison across studies is difficult. This article describes a systematic review of self-report questionnaires for somatic symptoms for use in large-scale studies and recommends two questionnaires for use in such studies.
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpsychores.2013.03.093
URL:
<Go to ISI>://WOS:000320297800001
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23731742
Journal:
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
issn:
0022-3999
Publication year:
2013
pages:
459-468
Functional status:
Cognitive/mental functioning
Age:
Adults (18-65)
Children (0-18)
Seniors (65+)
Disease:
Mental and behavioural disorders and related symptoms
PRO / non-PRO:
Non-patient Reported Outcome
Patient Reported Outcome
Type of measurement instrument:
1 - Questionnaires
2 - Interviews
6 - Clinical rating scales