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Clinical course of suspected viral sore throat in young adults: cohort study

Clinical course of suspected viral sore throat in young adults: cohort study
Clinical course of suspected viral sore throat in young adults: cohort study
Objective. To evaluate the natural clinical course of suspected viral sore throat. Design. Prospective cohort study. Setting. Five military camps in Norway. Methods. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial comparing the effect of bovine colostrum tablets or placebo on non-streptococcal sore throat in young adults no statistically significant difference in illness duration was found. The participants were thus regarded as one cohort. The authors analysed 10.0 cm visual analogue scales (VAS) scores for ?sickness? and sore throat, using 1.0 cm as a cut-off for recovery. They furthermore explored whether the VAS for sore throat was a good test to discriminate between recovered/not recovered by use of a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Results. For sore throat, it was found that 51% had recovered by day 6 and 91% had recovered by day 8. Similarly for sickness, 65% had recovered by day 6 and 94% by day 8. The daily VAS scores for ?sickness? and sore throat were highly correlated (p = 0.001). The mean day of recovery from ?sickness? and sore throats (based on VAS scores) was 5.5 and 4.7 respectively and 5.3 based on the dichotomous outcome for throat pain. The ROC curve revealed that a VAS score 
Family practice, natural course, non-streptococcal, primary care, sore throat.
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Lindbaek, Morten
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Francis, Nicholas
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Cannings-John, Rebecca Louise
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Butler, Christopher Collett
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Butler, Christopher Collett
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Lindbaek, Morten, Francis, Nicholas, Cannings-John, Rebecca Louise, Butler, Christopher Collett and Hjortdahl, Per (2006) Clinical course of suspected viral sore throat in young adults: cohort study. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 24 (2), 93-97. (doi:10.1080/02813430600638227). (In Press)

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Objective. To evaluate the natural clinical course of suspected viral sore throat. Design. Prospective cohort study. Setting. Five military camps in Norway. Methods. In a randomized placebo-controlled trial comparing the effect of bovine colostrum tablets or placebo on non-streptococcal sore throat in young adults no statistically significant difference in illness duration was found. The participants were thus regarded as one cohort. The authors analysed 10.0 cm visual analogue scales (VAS) scores for ?sickness? and sore throat, using 1.0 cm as a cut-off for recovery. They furthermore explored whether the VAS for sore throat was a good test to discriminate between recovered/not recovered by use of a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve. Results. For sore throat, it was found that 51% had recovered by day 6 and 91% had recovered by day 8. Similarly for sickness, 65% had recovered by day 6 and 94% by day 8. The daily VAS scores for ?sickness? and sore throat were highly correlated (p = 0.001). The mean day of recovery from ?sickness? and sore throats (based on VAS scores) was 5.5 and 4.7 respectively and 5.3 based on the dichotomous outcome for throat pain. The ROC curve revealed that a VAS score 

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Accepted/In Press date: 19 January 2006
Keywords: Family practice, natural course, non-streptococcal, primary care, sore throat.

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Local EPrints ID: 436259
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436259
PURE UUID: 490d154e-1b2b-4acb-9685-c1653a27f3ce
ORCID for Nicholas Francis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-8939-7312

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Author: Morten Lindbaek
Author: Rebecca Louise Cannings-John
Author: Christopher Collett Butler
Author: Per Hjortdahl

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