A new approach to assess illness behaviour.

  title={A new approach to assess illness behaviour.},
  author={Winfried Rief and Daniel Ihle and Florian Pilger},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={54 5},
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to develop a scale to assess the different aspects of illness behaviour and to evaluate the measure in depressive and somatising patients. METHODS The psychometric properties of the scale were assessed in the following diagnostic groups: patients with major depression (n=36), major depressives with an additional somatisation syndrome (n=40), patients with somatisation syndrome (n=37), and a control group (n=37). After multiple test construction procedures… CONTINUE READING

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