World Health Organization internal study of somatoform disorders : background and rationale.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a study of the characteristics of somatoform disorders in different cultures.
An expert review of current knowledge on somatization and of issues that require future research had been produced prior to the study.
These issues include the diagnosis classification assessment, cross-cultural variation and treatment of somatization.
The main objectives of the WHO study are to test the cross-cultural applicability of the diagllostic criteria for somatoform disorders and develop instruments for their assessment ; to assess the rates and other epidemiological indicators of the somatic expression of psychological disorders in different cultures ; to produce and evaluate a set of educational tools and a programme of intervention for somatoform disorders in different parts of the world.
Mots-clés Pascal : OMS, Etude transculturelle, Diagnostic, Classification, Traitement, Epidémiologie, Test clinique, Psychométrie, Homme, Somatisation, Trouble somatoforme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : WHO, Crosscultural study, Diagnosis, Classification, Treatment, Epidemiology, Clinical test, Psychometrics, Human, Somatoform disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0244955
Code Inist : 002B18C10. Création : 09/06/1995.