Functional somatic syndromes: sensitivities and specificities of self-reports of physician diagnosis.

@article{Warren2012FunctionalSS,
  title={Functional somatic syndromes: sensitivities and specificities of self-reports of physician diagnosis.},
  author={John W. Warren and Daniel J. Clauw},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 9},
  pages={891-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Functional somatic syndromes have no laboratory or pathologic abnormalities and so are diagnosed by symptom-based case definitions. However, many studies, including recent ones, have used self-reports of physician diagnosis rather than the case definitions. Our objective was to determine the sensitivities and specificities of self-report of physician diagnosis for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), panic disorder, and migraine. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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