Functional impairment associated with psychological distress and medical severity in rural primary care patients.

@article{ThurstonHicks1998FunctionalIA,
  title={Functional impairment associated with psychological distress and medical severity in rural primary care patients.},
  author={A Thurston-Hicks and Susan Paine and Michael A Hollifield},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 7},
  pages={951-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The study examined functional impairment associated with psychological distress and severity of medical illness in a rural primary care population and explored how functional impairment varied with psychological distress and chronic medical illness. METHODS Fifty-eight patients recruited from three rural primary care clinics completed the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and the Typology of Psychic Distress (PsyDis). The chronic disease score, a measure of the severity of… CONTINUE READING

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