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Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, education, and communication

Section edited by Carolyn Chew-Graham and Chris Burton

This section covers, though is not limited to, education in general practice, health literacy and communication skills, eHealth and medical record systems, patient reported outcomes and quality indicators, and patient-physician relations, within the context of primary care.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    In Australia, general practitioners (GPs) see around two-thirds of people injured in road traffic crashes. Road traffic crash injuries are commonly associated with diverse physical and psychological symptoms t...

    Authors: Bianca Brijnath, Samantha Bunzli, Ting Xia, Nabita Singh, Peter Schattner, Alex Collie, Michele Sterling and Danielle Mazza

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:82

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Prescribing of antibiotics for common infections varies widely, and there is no medical explanation. Systematic reviews have highlighted factors that may influence antibiotic prescribing and that this is a com...

    Authors: Eva Lena Strandberg, Annika Brorsson, Malin André, Hedvig Gröndal, Sigvard Mölstad and Katarina Hedin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:78

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Statin prescribing and healthy lifestyles contribute to declining cardiovascular disease mortality. Recent guidelines emphasise the importance of giving lifestyle advice in association with prescribing statins...

    Authors: S. F. McAleer, M. E. Cupples, C. E. Neville, M. C. McKinley, J. V. Woodside and M. A. Tully

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:77

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Very few of the primary care doctors currently working in China’s community health centers have a college degree (issued by 5-year medical schools). How to attract college graduates to community services in th...

    Authors: Lingling Zhang, Thomas Bossert, Ajay Mahal, Guoqing Hu, Qing Guo and Yuanli Liu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:75

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Australian General Practitioners (GPs) are generous prescribers of antibiotics, prompting concerns including increasing antimicrobial resistance in the community. Recent data show that GPs in vocational traini...

    Authors: Mieke L. van Driel, Simon Morgan, Amanda Tapley, Lawrie McArthur, Patrick McElduff, Lucy Yardley, Anthea Dallas, Laura Deckx, Katie Mulquiney, Joshua S. Davis, Andrew Davey, Kim Henderson, Paul Little and Parker J. Magin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:67

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has highlighted that many GPs lack the confidence and knowledge to diagnose and manage people with CFS/ME. Following the development of an online training module for GPs, and an information p...

    Authors: Kerin Bayliss, Lisa Riste, Rebecca Band, Sarah Peters, Alison Wearden, Karina Lovell, Louise Fisher and Carolyn A Chew-Graham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:66

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The rising life expectancy in the developed world leads to an increase in the number of older patients and the complexity of their complaints in general practice. Although interventions and support for general...

    Authors: S. A. Zwijsen, N. M. Nieuwenhuizen, O. R. Maarsingh, M. F. I. A. Depla and C. M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:64

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Antibiotic overprescription is a worldwide problem. Decisions regarding antibiotic prescription for respiratory tract infections (RTIs) are influenced by medical and non-medical factors.

    Authors: Julia Strumiło, Sławomir Chlabicz, Barbara Pytel-Krolczuk, Ludmiła Marcinowicz, Dorota Rogowska-Szadkowska and Anna Justyna Milewska

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:63

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Uncertainty is inevitable in clinical practice in primary care and tolerance for uncertainty and concern for bad outcomes has been shown to vary between physicians. Uncertainty is a factor for inappropriate an...

    Authors: Malin Andre, Hedvig Gröndal, Eva-Lena Strandberg, Annika Brorsson and Katarina Hedin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Incidents of aggression and violence from patients and visitors occur in emergency primary care. Most previous studies have focused on risk factors such as characteristics of patient, health personnel or situa...

    Authors: Tone Morken, Kjersti Alsaker and Ingrid H. Johansen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:54

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Facing a terminal illness can be highly stressful and palliative care patients frequently suffer from mood symptoms. The focus of health care is often on treating symptoms whereas health-promoting factors rece...

    Authors: Franca Warmenhoven, Peter Lucassen, Mieke Vermandere, Bert Aertgeerts, Chris van Weel, Kris Vissers and Judith Prins

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:52

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Technological advances in clinical data capturing and storage systems have led to recent attempts at disease surveillance and region specific population health planning through regularly collected primary care...

    Authors: Abhijeet Ghosh, Sandra McCarthy and Elizabeth Halcomb

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:50

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    There is a strong link between antibiotic consumption and the rate of antibiotic resistance. In Australia, the vast majority of antibiotics are prescribed by general practitioners, and the most common indicati...

    Authors: Minyon L. Avent, Malene Plejdrup Hansen, Charles Gilks, Chris Del Mar, Kate Halton, Hanna Sidjabat, Lisa Hall, Annette Dobson, David L. Paterson and Mieke L. van Driel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:48

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is in a general practice trial setting to identify predictive factors for weight loss after 1 year among young adults who are over-weight or obese and who have several psychosocial problems.

    Authors: Jørgen Lous and Kirsten S. Freund

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:43

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  15. Content type: Debate

    The practice of clinical medicine rests on a foundation of ethical principles as well as scientific knowledge. Clinicians must artfully balance the principle of beneficence, doing what is best for patients, with

    Authors: Bruce Barrett, Jason Ricco, Margaret Wallace, David Kiefer and Dave Rakel

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:41

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Poor sleep quality and depression negatively impact the health-related quality of life of patients with type 2 diabetes, but the combined effect of the two factors is unknown. This study aimed to assess the in...

    Authors: Pan Zhang, Peian Lou, Guiqiu Chang, Peipei Chen, Lei Zhang, Ting Li and Cheng Qiao

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:40

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Canadians’ health care-seeking behaviour for physical and mental health issues was examined using the international Quality and Cost of Primary Care (QUALICOPC) survey that was conducted in 2013 in Canada.

    Authors: Ashley E. Thompson, Yvonne Anisimowicz, Baukje Miedema, William Hogg, Walter P. Wodchis and Kris Aubrey-Bassler

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:38

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The National Health Service Health Check (NHS HC) is a population level public health programme. It is a primary prevention initiative offering cardiovascular risk assessment and management for adults aged 40–...

    Authors: Anna Sallis, Amanda Bunten, Annabelle Bonus, Andrew James, Tim Chadborn and Daniel Berry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:35

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis remains a significant public health problem. We used a complex intervention, with general practice staff, consisting of practice based workshops, posters, compute...

    Authors: Ellie J. Ricketts, Elaine O’Connell Francischetto, Louise M. Wallace, Angela Hogan and Cliodna A. M. McNulty

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners play an important role in the primary care of adolescents in both community and clinical settings. Yet studies show that GPs can lack confidence, skills and knowledge in adolescent health...

    Authors: Thea Van de Mortel, Jennifer Bird, Peter Chown, Robert Trigger and Christine Ahern

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:32

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In the U.S., young adults (18–39 year-olds) have the lowest hypertension control rates among hypertensive adults. Understanding young adults’ unique perceptions about hypertension and perceived barriers to hyp...

    Authors: Heather M. Johnson, Ryan C. Warner, Jamie N. LaMantia and Barbara J. Bowers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:31

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms are common in primary care. Besides providing thorough assessment of possible severe disease, the general practitioner (GP) must ensure good health care to all patients, irrespective of diagnoses. We ...

    Authors: Marianne Rosendal, Anders Helles Carlsen and Mette Troellund Rask

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:29

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Guided online psychological self-management interventions offer broad prospects for the treatment of people with mild to moderate mental health problems, but implementation is challenging. The aims of this stu...

    Authors: Rosalie van der Vaart, Vera Atema and Andrea W. M. Evers

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:27

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Primary care professionals are presumed to play a central role in delivering long-term condition management. However the value of their contribution relative to other sources of support in the life worlds of p...

    Authors: Anne Rogers, Ivaylo Vassilev, Helen Brooks, Anne Kennedy and Christian Blickem

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:21

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Accessibility to secondary health services is not always easy for patients who live at a great distance of hospital. In these circumstances, transferring diagnostic tools and treatment options to primary care ...

    Authors: Jac J. W. M. Jacobs, Rianne Ekkelboom, Jan P. A. M. Jacobs, Thys van der Molen and Robbert Sanderman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:17

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    Spirometry is the recommended method of evaluating pulmonary function when respiratory disease is suspected in smokers. Nonetheless, no evidence exists of the usefulness of information obtained from this test ...

    Authors: Francisco Martin-Lujan, Antoni Santigosa-Ayala, Josep-Lluis Piñol-Moreso, Mar Sorli-Aguilar, Gemma Flores-Mateo, Jordi Bladé-Creixenti, Josep Basora-Gallisà and Rosa Sola-Alberich

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:15

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  27. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners (GPs) are the most important providers of primary health care, as proven by related research published several decades ago. However, the knowledge structure and theme trends of such resea...

    Authors: Yang Hong, Qiang Yao, Ying Yang, Jun-jian Feng, Shu-de Wu, Wen-xue Ji, Lan Yao and Zhi-yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:10

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of validated instruments for detection of depression in ethnic minority adolescent patients in primary care. This study aimed to compare a subgroup of the bilingual, ethnic minority adolescents...

    Authors: Manjit Kaur Sirpal, Wench Haugen, Kaj Sparle and Ole Rikard Haavet

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:7

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Although conditions for high quality cardiovascular risk management in primary care in the Netherlands are favourable, there still remains a gap between practice guideline recommendations and practice. The aim...

    Authors: E. Huntink, M. Wensing, M. A. Klomp and J. van Lieshout

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:179

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  30. Content type: Research article

    It has been demonstrated that health disparities between lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer (LGBQ) populations and the general population can be improved by disclosure of sexual identity to a health care provide...

    Authors: Marcus Law, Anila Mathai, Paula Veinot, Fiona Webster and Maria Mylopoulos

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:175

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The complexity of the primary care system requires a competent manager to achieve high-quality healthcare. The existing literature in the field yields little evidence of the tools to assess the competency of p...

    Authors: Keerati Kitreerawutiwong, Chanaphol Sriruecha and Wongsa Laohasiriwong

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:174

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Multimorbidity poses a major health burden worldwide yet most healthcare is still orientated towards the management of single diseases. Literature on the experience of living with multimorbidity is accumulatin...

    Authors: Peter A. Coventry, Nicola Small, Maria Panagioti, Isabel Adeyemi and Penny Bee

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:171

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Obesity is highly prevalent among Veterans. In the United States, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) offers a comprehensive weight management program called MOVE!. Yet, fewer than 10 % of eligible patien...

    Authors: Melanie Jay, Sumana Chintapalli, Allison Squires, Katrina F. Mateo, Scott E. Sherman and Adina L. Kalet

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:167

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of depressive symptoms in older people may be as high as 20 %. Depression in older people is associated with loss, loneliness and physical co-morbidities; it is known to be under-diagnosed and u...

    Authors: Karen Overend, Katharine Bosanquet, Della Bailey, Deborah Foster, Samantha Gascoyne, Helen Lewis, Sarah Nutbrown, Rebecca Woodhouse, Simon Gilbody and Carolyn Chew-Graham

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:142

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  35. Content type: Commentary

    Improving the management of people with long-term conditions is a key priority of the UK National Health Service. Whilst the coexistence of two or more long-term conditions in one person is increasingly the no...

    Authors: Valerie Tan, Clare Jinks, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Emma L. Healey and Christian Mallen

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:163

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Fever in children is common and mostly caused by benign self-limiting infections. Yet consultation rates in primary care are high, especially during GP out-of-hours care. Therefore, we aimed to explore experie...

    Authors: Eefje G P M de Bont, Nicole Loonen, Dagmar A S Hendrix, Julie M M Lepot, Geert-Jan Dinant and Jochen W L Cals

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:131

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Chronic conditions are the most common themes in doctor-patient communication, especially for older patients with multimorbidity and their GPs. Former quantitative studies identified a variety of socio-demogra...

    Authors: Heike Hansen, Nadine Pohontsch, Hendrik van den Bussche, Martin Scherer and Ingmar Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:68

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behaviour is detrimental to health, even in those who achieve recommended levels of physical activity. Efforts to increase physical activity in older people so that they reach beneficial levels have ...

    Authors: Ruth Heseltine, Dawn A. Skelton, Denise Kendrick, Richard W. Morris, Mark Griffin, Deborah Haworth, Tahir Masud and Steve Iliffe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:67

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about psychological impact of disclosing lifestyle-related diseases. Previous studies discussed the long-term psychological impact of disease disclosure, and a significant psychological impact ...

    Authors: Tomokazu Tominaga, Masato Matsushima, Takuya Nagata, Akinari Moriya, Takamasa Watanabe, Yuko Nakano, Yoko Hirayama and Yasuki Fujinuma

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:60

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  40. Content type: Research article

    British South Asians have a higher incidence of diabetes and poorer health outcomes compared to the general UK population. Beliefs about diabetes are known to play an important role in self-management, yet lit...

    Authors: Neesha R Patel, Carolyn Chew-Graham, Christine Bundy, Anne Kennedy, Christian Blickem and David Reeves

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:58

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Ethnic minorities report poorer evaluations of primary health care compared to White British patients. Emerging evidence suggests that when a doctor and patient share ethnicity and/or language this is associat...

    Authors: Faraz Ahmed, Gary A Abel, Cathy E Lloyd, Jenni Burt and Martin Roland

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:55

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Joint consultations – such as teleconsultations – provide opportunities for continuing education of general practitioners (GPs). It has been reported this form of interactive case-based learning may lead to fe...

    Authors: Tiago Cravo Oliveira, James Barlow and Steffen Bayer

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:50

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Primary care physicians struggle to treat chronic noncancer pain while limiting opioid misuse, abuse, and diversion. The objective of this study was to understand how primary care physicians perceive their dec...

    Authors: Christopher A Harle, Sarah E Bauer, Huong Q Hoang, Robert L Cook, Robert W Hurley and Roger B Fillingim

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:48

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    International and national societies claim a patient centred approach including shared decision making (SDM) in diabetes care. In a previous project, a SDM programme on the prevention of myocardial infarction ...

    Authors: Susanne Buhse, Ingrid Mühlhauser, Nadine Kuniss, Ulrich Alfons Müller, Thomas Lehmann, Katrin Liethmann and Matthias Lenz

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2015 16:43

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