The Soma Assessment Interview: new parent interview on functional somatic symptoms in children.

@article{Rask2009TheSA,
  title={The Soma Assessment Interview: new parent interview on functional somatic symptoms in children.},
  author={Charlotte Ulrikka Rask and Mogens Fjord Christensen and Carsten Borg and Charlotte S\ondergaard and Per Hove Thomsen and Per Fink},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2009},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={455-64}
}
OBJECTIVE Medically unexplained or functional somatic symptoms (FSS) in children constitute a major clinical problem. Epidemiological studies of this phenomenon are, however, hampered by a lack of good standardized measures. The objective of this study was therefore to (1) develop a parent-report measure of FSS in children aged 5-10 years and (2) perform an initial validation. METHODS A parent interview, the Soma Assessment Interview (SAI), for FSS detection in young children was developed… CONTINUE READING