The evaluation of changes in functional health status in patients with abdominal complaints.

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Measuring functional status changes in various patient subgroups is important in stratifying risk, assessing disease severity, and predicting and defining clinically relevant outcomes. Data from a multi-centered study of 980 primary care patients presenting with nonspecific abdominal complaints were studied to demonstrate the importance of such an… (More)

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@article{Jacobs1996TheEO, title={The evaluation of changes in functional health status in patients with abdominal complaints.}, author={Heidi L. M. Jacobs and F. W. M. M. Touw-Otten and Ruut A de Melker}, journal={Journal of clinical epidemiology}, year={1996}, volume={49 2}, pages={163-71} }