Teaching medical students about medically unexplained illnesses: A preliminary study

  title={Teaching medical students about medically unexplained illnesses: A preliminary study},
  author={F. Friedberg and S. Sohl and P. Halperin},
  journal={Medical Teacher},
  pages={618 - 621}
Background: This study examined how an interactive seminar focusing on two medically unexplained illnesses, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and fibromyalgia, influenced medical student attitudes toward CFS, a more strongly stigmatized illness. Methods: Forty-five fourth year medical students attended a 90 minute interactive seminar on the management of medically unexplained illnesses that was exemplified with CFS and fibromyalgia. A modified version of the CFS attitudes test was administered… Expand
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