Descriptive Epidemiology of Somatising Tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study

Show simple item record Vargas-Prada, S en Coggon, D en Ntani, G en Walker-Bone, K en Palmer, KT en Felli, VE en Harari, R en Barrero, LH en Felknor, SA en Gimeno, D en Cattrell, A en Bonzini, M en Solidaki, E en Merisalu, E en Habib, RR en Sadeghian, F en Kadir, MM en Warnakulasuriya, SSP en Matsudaira, K en Nyantumbu, B en Sim, MR en Harcombe, H en Cox, K en Sarquis, LMM en Marziale, MH en Harari, F en Freire, R en Harari, N en Monroy, MV en Quintana, LA en Rojas, M en Harris, EC en Serra, C en Martinez, JM en Delclos, G en Benavides, FG en Carugno, M en Ferrario, MM en Pesatori, AC en Chatzi, L en Bitsios, P en Kogevinas, M en Oha, K en Freimann, T en Sadeghian, A en Peiris-John, Roshini en Sathiakumar, N en Wickremasinghe, AR en Yoshimura, N en Kelsall, HL en Hoe, VCW en Urquhart, DM en Derrett, S en McBride, D en Herbison, P en Gray, A en Salazar Vega, EJ en
dc.contributor.editor Isales, CM en 2016-07-27T04:40:27Z en 2016-04-04 en 2016-04-29 en
dc.identifier.citation PLOS ONE, 2016, 11 (4), e0153748 en
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203 en
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dc.description.abstract Somatising tendency, defined as a predisposition to worry about common somatic symptoms, is importantly associated with various aspects of health and health-related behaviour, including musculoskeletal pain and associated disability. To explore its epidemiological characteristics, and how it can be specified most efficiently, we analysed data from an international longitudinal study. A baseline questionnaire, which included questions from the Brief Symptom Inventory about seven common symptoms, was completed by 12,072 participants aged 20–59 from 46 occupational groups in 18 countries (response rate 70%). The seven symptoms were all mutually associated (odds ratios for pairwise associations 3.4 to 9.3), and each contributed to a measure of somatising tendency that exhibited an exposure-response relationship both with multi-site pain (prevalence rate ratios up to six), and also with sickness absence for non-musculoskeletal reasons. In most participants, the level of somatising tendency was little changed when reassessed after a mean interval of 14 months (75% having a change of 0 or 1 in their symptom count), although the specific symptoms reported at follow-up often differed from those at baseline. Somatising tendency was more common in women than men, especially at older ages, and varied markedly across the 46 occupational groups studied, with higher rates in South and Central America. It was weakly associated with smoking, but not with level of education. Our study supports the use of questions from the Brief Symptom Inventory as a method for measuring somatising tendency, and suggests that in adults of working age, it is a fairly stable trait. en
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dc.title Descriptive Epidemiology of Somatising Tendency: Findings from the CUPID Study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0153748 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.volume 11 en
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dc.identifier.pmid 27128094 en en
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pubs.elements-id 529881 en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
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pubs.number e0153748 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2016-07-27 en
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