Prevalence of somatoform disorder - a feasibility study


A cost-intensive study is planned to detect the prevalence and comorbidity of somatoform disorder in Austrian general medical practice. The present feasibility study shall assess the usefulness and feasibility of such an epidemiological study, especially in regard to participation willingness of persons involved. In three general practitioners' practices all patients within two weeks get the offer to participate in the questionnaire survey. The goal is to reach at least 70 percent of patients.


Duration 01/12/2013 - 28/02/2014
Funding Sonstige
Program ---

Department for Psychotherapy and Biopsychosocial Health

Center for Psychosomatic Medicine and Biopsychosocial Health

Principle investigator for the project (Danube University Krems) Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Pieh
Project members Mag. Mag. Dr. Markus Böckle Mag. Gregor Liegl


Liegl, G.; Boeckle, M.; Pieh, C. (2014). Prevalence of common mental disorders in primary care in Austria. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76(6): 509

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