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Survey - beliefs and attitudes persistent somatic symptoms

Survey - beliefs and attitudes persistent somatic symptoms

Survey: The aim of this survey is to understand the beliefs and attitudes of healthcare professionals in the UK about persistent somatic symptoms. By persistent somatic symptoms (PSS), we mean recurrent or continuously occurring symptoms (such as pain, dizziness, or fatigue) that have persisted for at least several months. The term persistent somatic symptoms includes functional symptoms and functional disorders. Persistent somatic symptoms can be single symptoms (such as chronic pain), combinations of symptoms, or symptoms that meet the criteria for functional disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome or fibromyalgia).

Time to complete: about 10-15 minutes 

Open to all healthcare professionals in the UK

Investigators:  Brodie McGhie-Fraser is a PhD candidate at the Radboud university medical center (Radboudumc), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, also working at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

Principal Investigators: Prof Jon Stone, Dr Tim olde Hartman, GP

The research is being organised by the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian and Radboudumc. 

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