Per Fink

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint [New unifying diagnosis of functional diseases]
    Per Fink
    Forskningsklinikken for Funktionelle Lidelser og Psykosomatik, Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, 8000 Arhus C, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 172:1835-8. 2010
  2. doi request reprint One single diagnosis, bodily distress syndrome, succeeded to capture 10 diagnostic categories of functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders
    Per Fink
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 68:415-26. 2010
  3. doi request reprint Mindfulness therapy for somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes: analysis of economic consequences alongside a randomized trial
    Lone Overby Fjorback
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 74:41-8. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Parental-reported health anxiety symptoms in 5- to 7-year-old children: the Copenhagen Child Cohort CCC 2000
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark
    Psychosomatics 53:58-67. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint The patients' illness perceptions and the use of primary health care
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 67:997-1005. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders in primary care: prevalence and co-morbidity among disorders. results from the functional illness in primary care (FIP) study
    Tomas Toft
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Psychol Med 35:1175-84. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Do illness perceptions predict health outcomes in primary care patients? A 2-year follow-up study
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 62:129-38. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Functional somatic symptoms and associated impairment in 5-7-year-old children: the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:625-34. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Mindfulness therapy for somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes: randomized trial with one-year follow-up
    Lone Overby Fjorback
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 74:31-40. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Outcome measurement in functional somatic syndromes: SF-36 summary scores and some scales were not valid
    Andreas Schröder
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:30-41. 2012

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint [New unifying diagnosis of functional diseases]
    Per Fink
    Forskningsklinikken for Funktionelle Lidelser og Psykosomatik, Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, 8000 Arhus C, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 172:1835-8. 2010
    ..This construct provides a common language for functional disorders across medical specialties...
  2. doi request reprint One single diagnosis, bodily distress syndrome, succeeded to capture 10 diagnostic categories of functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders
    Per Fink
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 68:415-26. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to test if patients diagnosed with one of six different functional somatic syndromes or a DSM-IV somatoform disorder characterized by physical symptoms were captured by the new diagnosis...
  3. doi request reprint Mindfulness therapy for somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes: analysis of economic consequences alongside a randomized trial
    Lone Overby Fjorback
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 74:41-8. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Parental-reported health anxiety symptoms in 5- to 7-year-old children: the Copenhagen Child Cohort CCC 2000
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark
    Psychosomatics 53:58-67. 2012
    ..In the present study we explored parental-reported health anxiety symptoms (HAS) and their association with physical and mental health in a population-based sample of 5- to 7-year-old children...
  5. ncbi request reprint The patients' illness perceptions and the use of primary health care
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 67:997-1005. 2005
    ..To investigate if primary care patients' perceptions of a current health problem were associated with use of health care...
  6. ncbi request reprint Mental disorders in primary care: prevalence and co-morbidity among disorders. results from the functional illness in primary care (FIP) study
    Tomas Toft
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Psychol Med 35:1175-84. 2005
    ..Prevalence and co-occurrence of mental disorders is high among patients consulting their family general practitioner (GP) for a new health problem, but data on diagnostics and socio-demographics are sketchy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Do illness perceptions predict health outcomes in primary care patients? A 2-year follow-up study
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 62:129-38. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to examine if patients' illness perceptions were associated with their self-rated health in a 2-year follow-up period...
  8. doi request reprint Functional somatic symptoms and associated impairment in 5-7-year-old children: the Copenhagen Child Cohort 2000
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Regional Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Aarhus, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:625-34. 2009
    ..This suggests that a somatisation pattern may start early in life and call for future studies to include associated impairment in the investigation of childhood FSS...
  9. doi request reprint Mindfulness therapy for somatization disorder and functional somatic syndromes: randomized trial with one-year follow-up
    Lone Overby Fjorback
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 74:31-40. 2013
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Outcome measurement in functional somatic syndromes: SF-36 summary scores and some scales were not valid
    Andreas Schröder
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Clin Epidemiol 65:30-41. 2012
    ..This study aimed to test the validity of the 36-item Short-Form Health Survey (SF-36) scales and summaries in patients with severe functional somatic syndromes (FSS), such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome...
  11. doi request reprint Training general practitioners in the treatment of functional somatic symptoms: effects on patient health in a cluster-randomised controlled trial (the Functional Illness in Primary Care study)
    Tomas Toft
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Psychother Psychosom 79:227-37. 2010
    ..In this pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial we aimed to test the effect of a training programme (The Extended Reattribution and Management model) for general practitioners (GPs) in the treatment of FSS...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Towards a unified treatment approach for functional somatic syndromes and somatization]
    Andreas Schröder
    Forskningsklinikken for Funktionelle Lidelser og Psykosomatik, Arhus Universitetshospital, Arhus Sygehus, 8000 Arhus C, Denmark
    Ugeskr Laeger 172:1839-42. 2010
    ..We outline a unified stepped care approach for the prevention and management of FSS in which treatment strategies are not based on the diagnostic label, but on illness severity and complexity...
  13. doi request reprint Which is more important for outcome: the physician's or the patient's understanding of a health problem? A 2-year follow-up study in primary care
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32:1-8. 2010
    ..We sought to examine (1) whether the patients' and the family physicians' (FPs') beliefs about the nature of a health problem predict health outcomes and (2) whether the FPs were aware of their patients' beliefs...
  14. ncbi request reprint Symptoms and syndromes of bodily distress: an exploratory study of 978 internal medical, neurological, and primary care patients
    Per Fink
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 69:30-9. 2007
    ..This study aims to determine whether functional somatic symptoms cluster into distinct syndromes and diagnostic entities...
  15. ncbi request reprint A new, empirically established hypochondriasis diagnosis
    Per Fink
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1680-91. 2004
    ..The narrow ICD-10 and DSM-IV definition of hypochondriasis makes it rarely used yet does not prevent extensive diagnosis overlap. This study identified a distinct hypochondriasis symptom cluster and defined diagnostic criteria...
  16. ncbi request reprint The uncertain consultation and patient satisfaction: the impact of patients' illness perceptions and a randomized controlled trial on the training of physicians' communication skills
    Lisbeth Frostholm
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 67:897-905. 2005
    ..In particular, to focus on patients' illness perceptions and the impact of a randomized controlled trial on the training of physicians in general communication skills and how to treat patients presenting with poorly defined illness...
  17. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of somatoform disorders among internal medical inpatients
    Per Fink
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and C L Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 56:413-8. 2004
    ..To find the prevalence of somatoform disorders (SDs) among internal medical inpatients and to study the comorbidity with other psychiatric disorders...
  18. doi request reprint Infant behaviors are predictive of functional somatic symptoms at ages 5-7 years: results from the Copenhagen Child Cohort CCC2000
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Regional Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Pediatr 162:335-42. 2013
    ..To investigate infancy predictors of impairing functional somatic symptoms (FSS) at child ages 5-7 years with a focus on problems with feeding, sleep, and tactile reactivity...
  19. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioural group treatment for a range of functional somatic syndromes: randomised trial
    Andreas Schröder
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Br J Psychiatry 200:499-507. 2012
    ..A cognitive-behavioural therapy suitable for group treatment of people with different functional somatic syndromes could address this problem...
  20. doi request reprint A medical record review for functional somatic symptoms in children
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 68:345-52. 2010
    ....
  21. pmc The outcome of health anxiety in primary care. A two-year follow-up study on health care costs and self-rated health
    Per Fink
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    PLoS ONE 5:e9873. 2010
    ..Recently, new empirically established criteria for Health anxiety were introduced. Little is known about Health anxiety's impact on longitudinal outcome, and this study aimed to examine impact on self-rated health and health care costs...
  22. doi request reprint The relationship between cognitive functions, somatization and behavioural coping in patients with multiple functional somatic symptoms
    Nicoline M Hall
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospitals, Denmark
    Nord J Psychiatry 65:216-24. 2011
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Mental illness and health care use: a study among new neurological patients
    Morten Steen Hansen
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and C L Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 27:119-24. 2005
    ..The results are consistent with the findings among internal medical patients...
  24. doi request reprint Post-trauma ratings of pre-collision pain and psychological distress predict poor outcome following acute whiplash trauma: a 12-month follow-up study
    Tina B W Carstensen
    The Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Noerrebrogade 44, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
    Pain 139:248-59. 2008
    ..Personal characteristics before the collision are important for recovery and attention to pre-collision characteristics may contribute to the prevention of poor recovery after acute whiplash trauma...
  25. ncbi request reprint Somatoform disorders among first-time referrals to a neurology service
    Per Fink
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Psychosomatics 46:540-8. 2005
    ..Fifty percent of the patients with somatoform disorders were identified by the neurologists...
  26. ncbi request reprint Classification of somatization and functional somatic symptoms in primary care
    Per Fink
    The Research Unit for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:772-81. 2005
    ..The objective of this paper is to outline the problems with the current classification and propose a classification more suitable for primary health care...
  27. ncbi request reprint A randomised controlled trial of brief training in assessment and treatment of somatisation: effects on GPs' attitudes
    Marianne Rosendal
    Research Unit, Institute for General Practice, Aarhus University Hospital, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Fam Pract 22:419-27. 2005
    ..Somatising patients frequently present in primary care but GPs often express frustration in dealing with them. A negative attitude may result in missed diagnoses and ineffective treatment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary therapy among internal medical inpatients. Prevalence, costs and association with mental disorders and physical diseases
    Janne Nielsen
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and CL Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Barthsgade 5, 1, 8200 N, Aarhus, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 55:547-52. 2003
    ..Furthermore, to examine the association between the use of CT and (a) mental disorders, (b) physical diseases, and (c) use of health care...
  29. ncbi request reprint A brief diagnostic screening instrument for mental disturbances in general medical wards
    Per Fink
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and CL Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 57:17-24. 2004
    ..Mental illness is prevalent among general hospital ward patients but often goes unrecognised. The aim of this study was to validate the SCL-8d as a brief questionnaire for mental disturbances for use in general hospitals...
  30. doi request reprint The Soma Assessment Interview: new parent interview on functional somatic symptoms in children
    Charlotte Ulrikka Rask
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 66:455-64. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was therefore to (1) develop a parent-report measure of FSS in children aged 5-10 years and (2) perform an initial validation...
  31. doi request reprint Recent developments in the understanding and management of functional somatic symptoms in primary care
    Per Fink
    Research Clinic for Functional Disorders and Psychosomatics, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark
    Curr Opin Psychiatry 21:182-8. 2008
    ..We focus on the conceptual issues and treatment from a primary care perspective, although the field is difficult to review because of the inconsistency and multiplicity of terminology used by different authors and specialties...
  32. ncbi request reprint Detecting mental disorders in general hospitals by the SCL-8 scale
    Per Fink
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and CL Psychiatry, Aarhus University Hospital, Noerrebrogade 44, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    J Psychosom Res 56:371-5. 2004
    ..The objective of this study is to validate the eight-item dichotomised version of the Symptoms Check List (SCL-8d) as a screening tool for psychiatric disorders...
  33. ncbi request reprint Assessment and treatment of functional disorders in general practice: the extended reattribution and management model--an advanced educational program for nonpsychiatric doctors
    Per Fink
    Research Unit for Functional Disorders, Psychosomatics and C L Psychiatry, Research Unit for General Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Barthsgade 5, 1, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Psychosomatics 43:93-131. 2002
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of health services, mental illness, and self-rated disability and health in medical inpatients
    Morten Steen Hansen
    Department of Psychiatric Demography, Psychiatric Hospital in Aarhus, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov, Denmark
    Psychosom Med 64:668-75. 2002
    ....