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Article: Seeking medical consultation: Perceptual and behavioral characteristics distinguishing consulters and nonconsulters with functional dyspepsia

TitleSeeking medical consultation: Perceptual and behavioral characteristics distinguishing consulters and nonconsulters with functional dyspepsia
Authors
Issue Date2000
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.psychosomaticmedicine.org/
Citation
Psychosomatic Medicine, 2000, v. 62 n. 6, p. 844-852 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: Subjects with functional dyspepsia (FD) in most previous studies have been confined to those who sought medical consultation. The generalizability of results from these studies to individuals with FD who do not seek medical consultation is limited. This study examined 1) differences in perceptual and behavioral characteristics between "nonconsulters" and "consulters" with FD and 2) the influence of these characteristics on dyspeptic and psychological symptoms. Methods: A matched case-control design was used to compare differences among 43 nonconsulters with FD, 43 consulters with FD, and 43 healthy individuals. Subjects' monitoring perceptual style, confrontative coping behaviors, dyspeptic symptoms, anxiety, and depression were assessed by using well-validated questionnaires. Results: FD consulters exhibited higher levels of monitoring, confrontative coping, anxiety, and depression than FD nonconsulters and healthy subjects (p values < .01). Results from discriminant analysis revealed that all these variables reliably predicted the membership of the three groups. Significant Monitoring by Confrontative Coping interaction effects were also found, indicating the conjoint influences of these variables on dyspeptic and psychological symptoms. Conclusions: These results show that FD nonconsulters are distinguishable from FD consulters by their perceptual style, coping behaviors, and psychological symptoms. Both monitoring perceptual style and confrontative coping behaviors may magnify dyspeptic and psychological symptoms in individuals with FD, especially those who seek medical consultation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168940
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.638
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.789
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, Cen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-08T03:39:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:39:54Z-
dc.date.issued2000en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychosomatic Medicine, 2000, v. 62 n. 6, p. 844-852en_US
dc.identifier.issn0033-3174en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168940-
dc.description.abstractObjective: Subjects with functional dyspepsia (FD) in most previous studies have been confined to those who sought medical consultation. The generalizability of results from these studies to individuals with FD who do not seek medical consultation is limited. This study examined 1) differences in perceptual and behavioral characteristics between "nonconsulters" and "consulters" with FD and 2) the influence of these characteristics on dyspeptic and psychological symptoms. Methods: A matched case-control design was used to compare differences among 43 nonconsulters with FD, 43 consulters with FD, and 43 healthy individuals. Subjects' monitoring perceptual style, confrontative coping behaviors, dyspeptic symptoms, anxiety, and depression were assessed by using well-validated questionnaires. Results: FD consulters exhibited higher levels of monitoring, confrontative coping, anxiety, and depression than FD nonconsulters and healthy subjects (p values < .01). Results from discriminant analysis revealed that all these variables reliably predicted the membership of the three groups. Significant Monitoring by Confrontative Coping interaction effects were also found, indicating the conjoint influences of these variables on dyspeptic and psychological symptoms. Conclusions: These results show that FD nonconsulters are distinguishable from FD consulters by their perceptual style, coping behaviors, and psychological symptoms. Both monitoring perceptual style and confrontative coping behaviors may magnify dyspeptic and psychological symptoms in individuals with FD, especially those who seek medical consultation.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.psychosomaticmedicine.org/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofPsychosomatic Medicineen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAttentionen_US
dc.subject.meshDyspepsia - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance Of Health Care - Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPersonality Assessmenten_US
dc.subject.meshReferral And Consultationen_US
dc.subject.meshSick Roleen_US
dc.titleSeeking medical consultation: Perceptual and behavioral characteristics distinguishing consulters and nonconsulters with functional dyspepsiaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailCheng, C:ceci-cheng@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityCheng, C=rp00588en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1097/00006842-200011000-00015-
dc.identifier.pmid11139005-
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dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-0034529125&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_US
dc.identifier.volume62en_US
dc.identifier.issue6en_US
dc.identifier.spage844en_US
dc.identifier.epage852en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000165917500015-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheng, C=7404798168en_US

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