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Title: An investigation of sensation perception and illusory sensations of touch in functional somatisation
Author: Skehan, Daniel
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 4864
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS) can be defined as subjectively compelling physical symptoms that, despite appropriate medical examination, cannot be attributed to organic pathology. People with MUS have been associated with more ftmctional impairment, disability and health care utilisation than people with detined medical conditions (Jackson & Kroenke, 2008). Although current treatment of MUS has exhibited some success, the reported effect sizes have been small with a significant number showing no improvement (Kroenke & Swindle, 2000). These limitations illustrate the need to develop and refine theories of MUS in order to contribute to more effective treatment strategies.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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