Somatoform Disorder in British South Asians
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02349256|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2015 by Global Health Primary Care Research and Innovation and Network.
Recruitment status was: Recruiting
First Posted : January 28, 2015
Last Update Posted : January 28, 2015
|Condition or disease|
|Somatic Syndrome Disorder|
"Somatoform" or "functional" syndromes are those that present with physical symptoms, not explained by well-recognized medical illness. Such symptoms are common in all settings and studies have reported that they accounted for one-fifth of all new presentations in primary care. Literature suggests that they are associated with significant levels of psychological distress, disability, impairments in quality of life and high levels of healthcare utilization. Research also suggests that medically unexplained symptoms cause similar (or higher) levels of disability than medically explained symptoms in primary care settings. There have been a number of studies that have looked at the cognitive and behavioural basis of somatisation, and treatment strategies have been trialed based upon a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)-led approach for these patients.
In British South Asian patients the difficulties in managing this condition are further compounded as culture can have an important role in shaping the experience, interpretation & clinical presentation of emotional distress. Patel reported that GPs found it very challenging to manage South Asian patients with chronic pain due to the way they present with pain, and a greater likelihood of psychosomatic presentations. Language differences as well as cultural differences contributed to the challenges, especially among first- generation South Asians. Further, they felt that self-management strategies were difficult to address. The author concludes by saying 'cultural influences play an important role in the consultation process where patients' behaviour is often bound in their cultural view of health care. (South Asian) patients' presentation of their condition makes diagnosis difficult but can also lead to miscommunication'.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||16 participants|
|Official Title:||Somatoform Disorder in British South Asians - What Are the Patients' Views?|
|Study Start Date :||December 2014|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2015|
Diagnosed with Somatic Syndrome Disorder
Group of participants that are screened and meet criteria for diagnosis of Somatic Syndrome disorder will be asked if they wish to take part in a 1-1 qualitative interview with the researcher.
- Qualitative Interview [ Time Frame: 1 ]Individual qualitative interviews with a group of British South Asians to explore their understanding of somatoform disorder and available therapies. These findings will then be used to inform the development of culturally adapted Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for somatisation in British South Asians.
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|Contact: Issak Bhojani, BSc, PhD, MB||01254 email@example.com|
|Blackburn, United Kingdom, BB1 6DY|
|Contact: Issak Bhojani, BSc, PhD, MB 01254 617440 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Saif Bhojani 01254 617440 email@example.com|
|Study Chair:||Saif Bhojani||Research Manager|