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Enhanced care by generalists for functional somatic symptoms and disorders in primary care

  1. Marianne Rosendal1,*,
  2. Annette H Blankenstein2,
  3. Richard Morriss3,
  4. Per Fink4,
  5. Michael Sharpe5,
  6. Christopher Burton6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group

Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008142.pub2


How to Cite

Rosendal M, Blankenstein AH, Morriss R, Fink P, Sharpe M, Burton C. Enhanced care by generalists for functional somatic symptoms and disorders in primary care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD008142. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008142.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Aarhus University, Research Unit for General Practice, Institute of Public Health, Århus, Denmark

  2. 2

    VU University Medical Center, Department of General Practice and Elderly Care Medicine, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  3. 3

    University of Nottingham, Psychiatry, Nottingham, UK

  4. 4

    Århus University Hospital, Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Århus, Denmark

  5. 5

    University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry, Oxford, UK

  6. 6

    University of Aberdeen, Centre of Academic Primary Care, Aberdeen, UK

*Marianne Rosendal, Research Unit for General Practice, Institute of Public Health, Aarhus University, Bartholins Alle 2, Århus, DK-8000, Denmark. m.rosendal@alm.au.dk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

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[Figure 1]
Figure 1. Study flow diagram.
[Figure 2]
Figure 2. Risk of bias summary: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item for each included study.
[Figure 3]
Figure 3. Risk of bias graph: review authors' judgements about each risk of bias item presented as percentages across all included studies.
[Analysis 1.1]
Analysis 1.1. Comparison 1 Health related quality of life, Outcome 1 Change in physical health 6-24 months.
[Analysis 1.2]
Analysis 1.2. Comparison 1 Health related quality of life, Outcome 2 Change in physical health 1-3 months.
[Analysis 1.3]
Analysis 1.3. Comparison 1 Health related quality of life, Outcome 3 Change in mental health 6-24 months.
[Analysis 1.4]
Analysis 1.4. Comparison 1 Health related quality of life, Outcome 4 Change in mental health 1-3 months.
[Analysis 2.1]
Analysis 2.1. Comparison 2 Physical symptoms, Outcome 1 Change in physical symptoms 6-24 months.
[Analysis 2.2]
Analysis 2.2. Comparison 2 Physical symptoms, Outcome 2 Change in physical symptoms 1-3 months.
[Analysis 3.1]
Analysis 3.1. Comparison 3 Illness worry, Outcome 1 Change in illness worry 6-24 months.
[Analysis 3.2]
Analysis 3.2. Comparison 3 Illness worry, Outcome 2 Change in illness worry 1-3 months.
[Analysis 4.1]
Analysis 4.1. Comparison 4 Depression and anxiety, Outcome 1 Change in depression 6-24 months.
[Analysis 4.2]
Analysis 4.2. Comparison 4 Depression and anxiety, Outcome 2 Change in depression 1-3 months.
[Analysis 4.3]
Analysis 4.3. Comparison 4 Depression and anxiety, Outcome 3 Change in anxiety 6-24 months.
[Analysis 4.4]
Analysis 4.4. Comparison 4 Depression and anxiety, Outcome 4 Change in anxiety 1-3 months.
[Analysis 5.1]
Analysis 5.1. Comparison 5 Discontinuation of follow-up, Outcome 1 Discontinuation 6-24 months.
[Analysis 5.2]
Analysis 5.2. Comparison 5 Discontinuation of follow-up, Outcome 2 Discontinuation 1-3 months.