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Sara Velasco, Ma Teresa Ruiz, Carlos Alvarez-Dardet
Somatic symptoms of no identifiable organic cause remain medically unexplained and have been delved into to only a limited degree from a biologicist conception of health. Different critical theories study contextual, gender-related and subjective factors for Somatic Symptoms of No Identifiable Organic Cause and their care models. This study has been aimed at reviewing published Spanish studies (1995-2002) exploring explanatory SSNIOC's by relating them to the underlying health theories. A search was run in Medline, Sociologycal Abstracts, Psycinfo, Doyma, Google and Scirus, using the key words: Gender and health, Primary care, Somatic complaints and women or gender, Fibromialgy, Chronic fatigue, Functional syndromes, Feminist studies and primary care, malaise women, a total of 31 articles having been selected and classified by health theories: biomedical, psychosocial, socialist, biopsychosocial, ecosocial, psychoanalytical and feminist...
July 2006: Revista Española de Salud Pública
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