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Knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, education, and communication

This section covers, though is not limited to, health literacy, professional boundaries, eHealth and medical record systems, patient-reported outcome measures and quality indicators, and patient-physician relations, within the context of primary care.

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  1. We sought to estimate the extent of decision regret among primary care patients and identify risk factors associated with regret.

    Authors: Maria-Margarita Becerra-Perez, Matthew Menear, Stephane Turcotte, Michel Labrecque and France Légaré

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:156

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  2. Identifying and treating problem alcohol use among people who also use illicit drugs is a challenge. Primary care is well placed to address this challenge but there are several barriers which may prevent this ...

    Authors: Anne Marie Henihan, Geoff McCombe, Jan Klimas, Davina Swan, Dorothy Leahy, Rolande Anderson, Gerard Bury, Colum P. Dunne, Eamon Keenan, John S. Lambert, David Meagher, Clodagh O’Gorman, Tom P. O’Toole, Jean Saunders, Gillian W. Shorter, Bobby P. Smyth…

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:153

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  3. General Practitioners (GPs) are responsible for primary prescribing decisions in most settings. Elderly patients living in Advanced Care Facilities (ACFs) often have significant co-morbidities to consider when...

    Authors: Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Anna Palagyi, Lisa Keay, Jan Potter and Richard I. Lindley

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:152

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  4. Point-of-care tests (POCTs) are increasingly used in family medicine clinics in the United States. While the diagnostics industry predicts significant growth in the number and scope of POCTs deployed, little i...

    Authors: Victoria Hardy, Matthew Thompson, William Alto, Gina A. Keppel, Jaime Hornecker, Adriana Linares, Beth Robitaille and Laura-Mae Baldwin

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:149

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  5. Patients’ expectations can influence antibiotic prescription by primary healthcare physicians. We assessed knowledge, attitude and practices towards antibiotic use for upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs...

    Authors: Darius Shaw Teng Pan, Joyce Huixin Huang, Magdalene Hui Min Lee, Yue Yu, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Ee Hui Goh, Lili Jiang, Joash Wen Chen Chong, Yee Sin Leo, Tau Hong Lee, Chia Siong Wong, Victor Weng Keong Loh, Adrian Zhongxian Poh, Tat Yean Tham, Wei Mon Wong and Fong Seng Lim

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:148

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  6. Tiredness is one of the most frequent complaints in primary care. Although often self-limiting and frequently associated with psychosocial stress, patients but also their physicians are often uncertain regardi...

    Authors: Rebekka Stadje, Katharina Dornieden, Erika Baum, Annette Becker, Tobias Biroga, Stefan Bösner, Jörg Haasenritter, Christian Keunecke, Annika Viniol and Norbert Donner-Banzhoff

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:147

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  7. Primary care physicians (PCPs) play a key role regarding vaccination in France. The aims of the present study were to define the scoring rules and to assess the measurement properties of the ‘Determinants of I...

    Authors: Luc Martinez, Fatoumata Fofana, François Raineri, Pascale Arnould, Khadra Benmedjahed, Guillaume Coindard, François Denis, Didier Duhot, Jean-Luc Gallais, Didier Seyler, Béatrice Tugaut and Benoit Arnould

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:143

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Family Practice 2016 17:171

  8. Many adults are insufficiently physically active for health. Counselling is the main method to promote physical activity (PA) in primary care but often implemented inadequately. The aim of this study was to in...

    Authors: Minna Aittasalo, Katriina Kukkonen-Harjula, Erja Toropainen, Marjo Rinne, Kari Tokola and Tommi Vasankari

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:141

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  9. There are a substantial number of instruments for primary-care clinicians to assess physical-activity (PA). However, there are few studies that have explored the views of clinicians regarding comparative accep...

    Authors: Shona Nicole Dutton, Sarah May Dennis, Nicholas Zwar and Mark Fort Harris

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:138

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  10. Research has shown that the provision of pertinent health information to patients with cardiovascular disease is associated with better adherence to medical prescriptions, behavioral changes, and enhanced perc...

    Authors: Andrea Greco, Erika Rosa Cappelletti, Dario Monzani, Luca Pancani, Marco D’Addario, Maria Elena Magrin, Massimo Miglioretti, Marcello Sarini, Marta Scrignaro, Luca Vecchio, Francesco Fattirolli and Patrizia Steca

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:136

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  11. Switzerland is facing an impending primary care workforce crisis since almost half of all primary care physicians are expected to retire in the next decade. Only a minority of medical students choose a primary...

    Authors: Christopher Chung, Hubert Maisonneuve, Eva Pfarrwaller, Marie-Claude Audétat, Alain Birchmeier, Lilli Herzig, Thomas Bischoff, Johanna Sommer and Dagmar M. Haller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:135

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  12. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder with international prevalence estimates of 5 % in childhood, yet significant evidence exists that far fewer children receive ADHD ...

    Authors: Mimi Tatlow-Golden, Lucia Prihodova, Blanaid Gavin, Walter Cullen and Fiona McNicholas

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:129

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  13. Life and healthcare demand work from patients, more so from patients living with multimorbidity. Patients must respond by mobilizing available abilities and resources, their so-called capacity. We sought to su...

    Authors: Kasey R. Boehmer, Michael R. Gionfriddo, Rene Rodriguez-Gutierrez, Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Aaron L. Leppin, Ian Hargraves, Carl R. May, Nathan D. Shippee, Ana Castaneda-Guarderas, Claudia Zeballos Palacios, Pavithra Bora, Patricia Erwin and Victor M. Montori

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:127

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  14. Stratified primary care involves changing General Practitioners’ (GPs) clinical behaviour in treating patients, away from the current stepped care approach to instead identifying early treatment options that a...

    Authors: Benjamin Saunders, Bernadette Bartlam, Nadine E. Foster, Jonathan C. Hill, Vince Cooper and Joanne Protheroe

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:125

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  15. Interprofessionalism, considered as collaboration between medical professionals, has gained prominence over recent decades and evidence for its impact has grown. The steadily increasing number of residents in ...

    Authors: Nina Fleischmann, Britta Tetzlaff, Jochen Werle, Christina Geister, Martin Scherer, Siegfried Weyerer, Eva Hummers-Pradier and Christiane A. Mueller

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:123

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  16. Failing to assess elderly patients for functional decline at the time around a minor injury may result in adverse health outcomes. This study was conducted to define what constitutes clinically significant fun...

    Authors: Kasim E. Abdulaziz, Jamie Brehaut, Monica Taljaard, Marcel Émond, Marie-Josée Sirois, Jacques S. Lee, Laura Wilding and Jeffrey J. Perry

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:117

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  17. Despite primary health care being recognised as an ideal setting to effectively respond to those experiencing family violence, responses are not widely integrated as part of routine health care. A lack of evid...

    Authors: Claire Gear, Jane Koziol-McLain, Denise Wilson and Faye Clark

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:115

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  18. Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis. It is associated with substantial co-morbidity and often managed in primary care. A greater understanding of the communication process between patients a...

    Authors: Caroline Morris, Lindsay Macdonald, Maria Stubbe and Anthony Dowell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:114

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  19. Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is common in older people in primary care, as evidenced by a significant body of quantitative research. However, relatively few qualitative studies have investigated...

    Authors: Barbara Clyne, Janine A. Cooper, Carmel M. Hughes, Tom Fahey and Susan M. Smith

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:109

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  20. Guidelines on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk reassessment intervals are unclear, potentially leading to detrimental practice variation: too frequent can result in overtreatment and greater strain on the hea...

    Authors: Shannon McKinn, Carissa Bonner, Jesse Jansen, Armando Teixeira-Pinto, Matthew So, Les Irwig, Jenny Doust, Paul Glasziou and Kirsten McCaffery

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:107

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  21. International evidence suggests that dementia is under–diagnosed in the community and that General Practitioners (GPs) are often reluctant to engage to their fullest capability with patients who exhibit cognit...

    Authors: Ron L. Mason, Michael J. Annear, Amanda Lo, Fran McInerney, Laura T. Tierney and Andrew L. Robinson

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:105

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  22. In Germany, the coverage of officially recommended vaccinations for the elderly is below a desirable level. It is known that advice provided by General Practitioners and Physician Assistants influences the upt...

    Authors: Carolina Judith Klett-Tammen, Gérard Krause, Thomas von Lengerke and Stefanie Castell

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:98

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  23. Continuing medical education (CME) in earlier cancer diagnosis was launched in Denmark in 2012 as part of the Danish National Cancer Plan. The CME programme was introduced to improve the recognition among gene...

    Authors: Berit Skjødeberg Toftegaard, Flemming Bro, Alina Zalounina Falborg and Peter Vedsted

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:95

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  24. At least 10 % of patients seen in primary care are said to have a condition in which genetics has an influence. However, patients at risk of genetic disease may not be recognised, while those who seek advice m...

    Authors: Milena Paneque, Daniela Turchetti, Leigh Jackson, Peter Lunt, Elisa Houwink and Heather Skirton

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:89

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  25. Parents caring for a child affected by a rare disease have unmet needs, the origins of which are complex and varied. Our aim was to determine the supportive care needs of parents caring for a child with a rare...

    Authors: Lemuel J. Pelentsov, Andrea L. Fielder, Thomas A. Laws and Adrian J. Esterman

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:88

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  26. Low participation rates among ethnic minorities in preventive healthcare services are worrisome and not well understood. The objective of this study was to explore how adults of Turkish and Moroccan origin liv...

    Authors: Andrea J. Bukman, Dorit Teuscher, Jamila Ben Meftah, Iris Groenenberg, Mathilde R. Crone, Sandra van Dijk, Marieke B. Bos and Edith J. M. Feskens

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:85

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  27. The general practice (GP) workforce in England is in crisis, with declining morale and job satisfaction, increasing early retirement and declining interest in training to become a GP. We recently reported on f...

    Authors: Jeremy Dale, Rachel Potter, Katherine Owen and Jonathan Leach

    Citation: BMC Family Practice 2016 17:84

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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  41. 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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  42. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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

    Content type: Research article

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