Patients' intentions in primary care : relationship to physical and psychological symptoms, and their perception by general practitioners.
A series of three studies of consecutive primary care patients examined their intentions when visiting a general practitioner (GP).
In study 1, a principal, components analysis of responses to a specially-devised symptom check-list was used to form component-based scales on which patients' physical symptoms were scored.
Apart from a modest association of cold symptoms with seeking simple explanation, physical symptoms were unrelated to intentions.
By contrast, the level of psychological symptoms correlated with the desire for support from the GP.
In study 2 this result was replicated and shown to be unaffected by the amount of support which patients already experienced from family and friends.
Mots-clés Pascal : Intention, Homme, Consultation privée, Médecin généraliste, Relation médecin malade, Satisfaction, Malade, Support social, Royaume Uni, Système santé, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Intention, Human, Private consultation, General practitioner, Physician patient relation, Satisfaction, Patient, Social support, United Kingdom, Health system, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0203113
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.