oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Somatization among Kenyan neurotics: a cross-cultural study
|Article Title||Somatization among Kenyan neurotics: a cross-cultural study|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi|
|Publication Date||Sep 1999|
|Pages||163 - 178|
|Keyword(s)||Bodily complaints, Body dysmorphic disorder, Cultural expressions, Emotional complaints, Holistic approach, Hypochondriasis, Pathophysiological dysfunction, Presentation of psychological problems, Psychiatric disorder and Somatoform pain|
Sixty-four patients attending the Kenyatta National Hospital psychiatric clinic with minor psychiatric disorders were assessed using the Enugu Somatization Scale with a view of eliciting the nature and types of somatic complaints they had. A control group of 66, 5th year medical students was used. The average scores for the head and body symptoms were 10.9 and 22.1 for the neurotics and 0.9 and 1.5 for the controls respectively.
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