Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds

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Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds. / Rask, Charlotte Ulrikka; Ørnbøl, Eva; Fink, Per Klausen; Skovgaard, Anne Mette.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 132, No. 2, 08.2013, p. e459-67.

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Rask, CU, Ørnbøl, E, Fink, PK & Skovgaard, AM 2013, 'Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds', Pediatrics, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. e459-67. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-0159

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Rask, C. U., Ørnbøl, E., Fink, P. K., & Skovgaard, A. M. (2013). Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds. Pediatrics, 132(2), e459-67. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-0159

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Rask CU, Ørnbøl E, Fink PK, Skovgaard AM. Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds. Pediatrics. 2013 Aug;132(2):e459-67. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2013-0159

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Rask, Charlotte Ulrikka ; Ørnbøl, Eva ; Fink, Per Klausen ; Skovgaard, Anne Mette. / Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds. In: Pediatrics. 2013 ; Vol. 132, No. 2. pp. e459-67.

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title = "Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds",
abstract = "OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of and factors linked to medical consultation for functional somatic symptoms (FSS) among 5- to 7-year-old children.METHODS: We assessed 1327 children from the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 for FSS at ages 5 to 7 years. Register data on past health care use in general practice were compared between children with and those without parent-reported medical consultation for FSS at the age of 5 to 7 years: respective consulters (n = 96) and nonconsulters (n = 211) and children without FSS (n = 1019). Degree of parental worries about the child's symptoms and parent-reported symptom characteristics and associated impacts were compared between consulters and nonconsulters.RESULTS: Among 308 children with FSS, 31.1{\%} were consulters. Being a consulter was significantly associated with multisymptomatic presentation, parental worries about the symptoms, symptom impact, and a higher past health care use in general practice. Multiple logistic regression analysis controlled for gender, comorbid physical disease, and symptom severity revealed that the number of face-to-face contacts in general practice during the child's first 4 years of life predicted being an consulter for FSS at 5 to 7 years (odds ratio 1.03, 95{\%} confidence interval 1.00-1.06; odds ratio interpreted per unit change in number of contacts).CONCLUSIONS: This study adds to our understanding of health care use for FSS in childhood by highlighting the influence of parents' early consultation patterns with their child and the influence of parental perceptions of their child's health and FSS-related impact on pediatric health care use for FSS. Management of health care use in children with FSS should address these aspects.",
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T1 - Functional somatic symptoms and consultation patterns in 5- to 7-year-olds

AU - Rask, Charlotte Ulrikka

AU - Ørnbøl, Eva

AU - Fink, Per Klausen

AU - Skovgaard, Anne Mette

PY - 2013/8

Y1 - 2013/8

N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of and factors linked to medical consultation for functional somatic symptoms (FSS) among 5- to 7-year-old children.METHODS: We assessed 1327 children from the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 for FSS at ages 5 to 7 years. Register data on past health care use in general practice were compared between children with and those without parent-reported medical consultation for FSS at the age of 5 to 7 years: respective consulters (n = 96) and nonconsulters (n = 211) and children without FSS (n = 1019). Degree of parental worries about the child's symptoms and parent-reported symptom characteristics and associated impacts were compared between consulters and nonconsulters.RESULTS: Among 308 children with FSS, 31.1% were consulters. Being a consulter was significantly associated with multisymptomatic presentation, parental worries about the symptoms, symptom impact, and a higher past health care use in general practice. Multiple logistic regression analysis controlled for gender, comorbid physical disease, and symptom severity revealed that the number of face-to-face contacts in general practice during the child's first 4 years of life predicted being an consulter for FSS at 5 to 7 years (odds ratio 1.03, 95% confidence interval 1.00-1.06; odds ratio interpreted per unit change in number of contacts).CONCLUSIONS: This study adds to our understanding of health care use for FSS in childhood by highlighting the influence of parents' early consultation patterns with their child and the influence of parental perceptions of their child's health and FSS-related impact on pediatric health care use for FSS. Management of health care use in children with FSS should address these aspects.

AB - OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency of and factors linked to medical consultation for functional somatic symptoms (FSS) among 5- to 7-year-old children.METHODS: We assessed 1327 children from the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000 for FSS at ages 5 to 7 years. Register data on past health care use in general practice were compared between children with and those without parent-reported medical consultation for FSS at the age of 5 to 7 years: respective consulters (n = 96) and nonconsulters (n = 211) and children without FSS (n = 1019). Degree of parental worries about the child's symptoms and parent-reported symptom characteristics and associated impacts were compared between consulters and nonconsulters.RESULTS: Among 308 children with FSS, 31.1% were consulters. Being a consulter was significantly associated with multisymptomatic presentation, parental worries about the symptoms, symptom impact, and a higher past health care use in general practice. Multiple logistic regression analysis controlled for gender, comorbid physical disease, and symptom severity revealed that the number of face-to-face contacts in general practice during the child's first 4 years of life predicted being an consulter for FSS at 5 to 7 years (odds ratio 1.03, 95% confidence interval 1.00-1.06; odds ratio interpreted per unit change in number of contacts).CONCLUSIONS: This study adds to our understanding of health care use for FSS in childhood by highlighting the influence of parents' early consultation patterns with their child and the influence of parental perceptions of their child's health and FSS-related impact on pediatric health care use for FSS. Management of health care use in children with FSS should address these aspects.

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KW - Attitude to Health

KW - Child

KW - Child, Preschool

KW - Cohort Studies

KW - Denmark

KW - Female

KW - General Practice

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Parent-Child Relations

KW - Professional-Family Relations

KW - Referral and Consultation

KW - Somatoform Disorders

KW - Utilization Review

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DO - 10.1542/peds.2013-0159

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VL - 132

SP - e459-67

JO - Pediatrics

JF - Pediatrics

SN - 0031-4005

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