The purpose of the study was to assess the feasibility of a psychiatric consultation intervention for somatizing patients in the family practice setting in terms of 1) patient compliance, 2) patient satisfaction, and 3) compliance and satisfaction of general practitioners (GPs).
In a period of nine months, forty-six patients were selected for psychiatric consultation in six solo family practices in a semi-urban area in the Netherlands.
The consultation included an interview with the consulting psychiatrist, the patient, and the GP.
A written summary of the consultation was provided to the GP and the patient.
A booster session with a GP and psychiatrist was included to evaluate and reinforce the recommendations.
The majority of the selected patients agreed to participate after informed consent.
An intervention was implemented containing interpersonal techniques, attribution, clarification, and structuring.
GP compliance with recommendations was 100 percent, patient compliance 75 percent.
A standardized psychiatric consultation for somatizing patients in a family practice setting can be implemented.
Several levels of implementation can be distinguished.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble somatoforme, Médecine générale, Traitement, Consultation psychiatrique, Observance thérapeutique, Satisfaction, Attitude, Médecin généraliste, Homme, Somatisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Somatoform disorder, Internal medicine, Treatment, Psychiatric consultation, Treatment compliance, Satisfaction, Attitude, General practitioner, Human, Somatization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0426791
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 10/04/1997.