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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 46 (2004) 10, 693 - 696

Short report

Instruments for measuring somatoform disorders

A.M. van Hemert, M.W.M. de Waal, Y.R. van Rood

summary For clinical practice various instruments are available for measuring the intensity of somatoform disorders. The intensity of a single symptom is measured with verbal, visual or numerical scales. On the basis of available Dutch validity data the following questionnaires can be recommended: Checklist for Individual Strength (CIS), Pain Coping Cognition List (in Dutch: PCCL), Physical Symptom Checklist (in Dutch: LKV), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Whitely Index (wi), Maastricht Health Attitude and Hypochondria Scale (in Dutch: MEGAH) and Illness Attitude Scale (IAS).

keywords assessment, somatoform disorders