Recent studies of the doctor-patient relationship have shown that certain patients are perceived as frustrating or difficult by their doctors ; however, little is known about the characteristics of these patients that elicit this dissatisfaction.
As part of larger study of rheumatology clinic patients with fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis (N=68) we used stepwise multiple regression to select the factors most associated with physician frustration while controlling for the effects of other variables.
Variable domains included demographics, psychiatric diagnoses, personality factors, functional disability, disease state, and trauma history.
These domains as well as individual variables within these domains were systematically evaluated for their unique contribution to the prediction of physician frustration as measured by the Difficult Doctor-Patient Relationship Questionnaire (DDPRQ).
Initial bivariate correlates of physician frustration included marital status, current dysthymia and agoraphobia, lifetime panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder, adult rape and physical abuse, somatization disorder, physical and social disability, the presence offibromyalgia, as well as neuroticism, illness impact, and perceived loss of control.
The best multivariable model for estimating frustration magnitude included somatization disorder, perception of lack of control over illness, and a lifetime history of obsessive-compulsive disorder. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Polyarthrite rhumatoïde, Fibromyalgie, Plainte somatique, Attitude, Médecin, Frustration, Relation médecin malade, Trouble somatoforme, Facteur risque, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Chronique, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Rhumatisme inflammatoire, Immunopathologie, Maladie autoimmune, Somatisation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Somatic complaint, Attitude, Physician, Frustration, Physician patient relation, Somatoform disorder, Risk factor, Health staff, Human, Chronic, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Inflammatory joint disease, Immunopathology, Autoimmune disease, Somatization
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0531157
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 13/02/1998.