General practitioners'knowledge of their patients'psychosocial problems : multipractice questionnaire survey.
To evaluate general practitioners'knowledge of a range of psychosocial problems among their patients and to explore whether doctors'recognition of psychosocial problems depends on previous general knowledge about the patient or the type of problem or on certain characteristics of the doctor or the patient Design : Multipractice survey of consecutive adult patients consulting general practitioners.
Doctors and patients answered written questions
Buskerud county, Norway.
1401 adults attending 89 general practitioners during one regular working day in March 1995.
Main outcome measures
Doctors'knowledge of nine predefined psychosocial problems in patients ; these problems were assessed by the patients as affecting their health on the day of consultation ; odds ratios for the doctor's recognition of each problem, adjusted for characteristics of patients, doctors, and practices ; and the doctor's assessment of previous general knowledge about the patient Results :
Doctors'knowledge of nine predefined psychosocial problems in patients ;
these problems were assessed by the patients as affecting their health on the day of consultation ;
odds ratios for the doctor's recognition of each problem, adjusted for characteristics of patients, doctors, and practices ;
Doctors'knowledge of the problems ranged from 53% (108/203) of « stressful working conditions'to 19% (12/63) of a history of » violence or threats « Good previous knowledge of the patient increased the odds for the doctor's recognition of » sorrow, « » violence or threats « , » substance misuse in close friend or relatives'and difficult conflict with close friend or relative. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Relation médecin malade, Analyse sociologique, Difficulté psychologique, Conseil psychologique, Aide sociale, Formation professionnelle, Evaluation, Norvège, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician patient relation, Social analysis, Psychological difficulty, Psychological counseling, Social help, Occupational training, Evaluation, Norway, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0241912
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 11/06/1997.