Traduction en anglais : Screening for rehabilitation needs in family doctors'practices.
Family doctors play an important role in promoting the access of patients to rehabilitation.
On the one hand they are very often the first professionals to be contacted if patients want to take part in rehabilitation procedures whereas on the other hand there are also many patients whose need for rehabilitation remains undisclosed.
No detailed estimates are available on how many of such patients exist in German GP-practices although it should be an important task of family doctors to discuss the pros and cons of rehabilitation particularly with their patients who are in need of it.
We performed a non-representative pilot study in three GP offices during ten working days.
Patients older than 29 years were screened for their « rehabilitation status » with an instrument frequently used in German rehabilitation clinics.
The patients were also asked whether or not they would like to participate in a rehabilitation procedure and what was the reason for their decision.
Not knowing the patients'answers their doctors rated whether or not it would be appropriate for their patients to take part in rehabilitation.
Additionally the doctors stated what kind of rehabilitation should be performed and what could be ist aims.
In a sample of 181 patients about one-third was found to be in a severe « rehabilitation status », about one third in a state with higher than normal values - although not severe and also approx. another third had a normal status. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Réhabilitation, Besoin, Accessibilité, Pratique professionnelle, Rôle professionnel, Médecin généraliste, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Evaluation, Allemagne, Europe, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Rehabilitation, Need, Accessibility, Professional practice, Occupational role, General practitioner, Health staff, Human, Evaluation, Germany, Europe, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0011882
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 17/04/1998.