Last updated on February 2018

Hierarchical Treatment Based on Somatization Symptom Checklist


Brief description of study

A comparative study is conducted on the patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The patient will undergo coronary angiography after a somatic symptom scale (SSS) survey is carried out combining with Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-items (GAD-7). Patient is then treated according to the checklist score and coronary angiography result. The efficacy, sensitivity and specificity of the SSS checklist will be evaluated during following up.

Detailed Study Description

The presentation of physical complaints such as chest discomfort suggestive of suspicious coronary artery disease (CAD) but remain unexplained after negative finding from coronary angiography represents one of the most frustrating and puzzling problems in clinical medicine.A comparative study is conducted on the patients with suspected coronary artery disease. A somatic symptom scale (SSS) survey is carried out combining with Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-items (GAD-7). Patient is treated according to the checklist score and coronary angiography result. Three surveys will be re-conducted 2 weeks after treatment. The sensitivity and specificity of the SSS checklist will be evaluated during following up.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02723903

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