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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1990;11(2):32-36.
Published online February 1, 1990.
농촌 1차 의료기관에 내원한 기혼여성 환자의 정신신체증상에 관한 임상적 고찰 (Tbe CTinical Study on Somatic Symptoms of Tbe Married Woman Patients at The Rural Primary Clinic)
김경희(Kyung Hee Kim),박상열(Sang Yul Park),정의식(Jeong Eu Sik)
전주예수병원 가정의학과
Abstract
Despite of low prevalence rate of somatic symptoms by epidemiological study of somatic symptoms in Korea, especially in married woman-patients at the rural primary clinic, high prevalence rate of somatic symptoms was noted, and many patients have wanted psychiatric help.
The results were as follow :
1. The proportion of patients, having 5 or more symptoms (risk group) was 70% of all patients and that of high risk group(having 10 or more) was 24.3%, As the age increased, the proportion of risk group was slightly increased.
2. In the household structure living without children but with spouse the proportion of patients was 30.8% and that of risk group was 76.4% highly.
3. Many patients were at the poor economic state. In family problems, the proportion of economic problem was 57.9% and had higher frequency.
4. The most frequent symptoms were cardiopulmonary symptoms, headache, back and joint pain, and gastrointestinal symptoms were frequently detected.
5. As the age increased, back pain and myalgia were increased but papitation, generalized weakness, and facial flushing were decreased.
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