Does somatization influence quality of life among older primary care patients?
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Does somatization influence quality of life among older primary care patients? INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, 20 (10). pp. 967-972. ISSN 0885-6230Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gps.1387
Background Among older people, somatization has been reported to be common and to be predictive of high attendance in primary care. Its relationship with quality of life among older people has not been investigated.
Objectives The objective was to establish whether, among older primary care attenders, somatized symptoms are independently associated with relevant measures of quality of life.
Method Older primary care attenders (n = 127) completed measures of somatized symptoms, psychiatric status, physical health and health-related quality of life. Logistic regression analyses established independent relationships of health and sociodemographic variables with reports of overall quality of life, overall health, restriction of physical activities by health and restriction of social activities by health.
Results For all four outcomes, somatized symptoms independently predicted poorer quality of life ratings.
Conclusions Somatized symptoms independently influence quality of life in older primary care patients and are worthy of clinical attention. Copyright (c) 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD|
|Official Date:||October 2005|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 967-972|
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