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Use of home remedies: a cross-sectional survey of patients in Germany.
BMC Fam Pract
PUBLISHED: 04-04-2014
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Reliable information regarding patient knowledge of home remedies and the types of health problems patients use them for is scarce. Nevertheless, anecdotal evidence indicates that home remedies are used by patients for managing minor health problems and that this can be sufficient for symptom management while the body recovers from minor health problems. The aim of the presented study was to explore patient use of home remedies in Germany.
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Internal consistency of the readiness for interprofessional learning scale in German health care students and professionals.
BMC Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 01-09-2014
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The implementation of a bachelor degree in "Interprofessional Health Care" at the University of Heidelberg, Germany has fostered the need to evaluate the impact of this innovative programme. The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) was developed by Parsell and Bligh (1999) to assess student's attitudes towards interprofessional education. The RIPLS consists of 19 items and four subscales were identified by McFadyen (J Interprof Care19:595-603, 2005): "teamwork and collaboration", "negative professional identity", "positive professional identity" and "roles and responsibilities". The RIPLS has been translated into a number of languages and used in a variety of different educational settings. A German version of the RIPLS was not available. Aim of the study was the translation of the RIPLS into German and testing of internal consistency.
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[New ways in caring for patients with functional syndromes - interdisciplinary group intervention in the primary care setting: a qualitative study].
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol
PUBLISHED: 03-08-2013
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Interface problems between health care sectors hinder collaborative care in functional syndromes. The speciAL trial investigated a disorder-oriented group intervention conducted by the general practitioner (GP) and a psychosomatic specialist (PS) in the GPs office. To evaluate the GP-PS cooperation, our qualitative study analysed free text statements about collaborative group leading of all 18 intervention GPs. In the GPs view, all sessions should structuredly be prepared and reviewed together for 20 min. Functions of the preparatory communication were gaining distance from daily business, attunement to the group and to each other, and preparing for the session topics. Functions of the communication after the sessions were professional exchange, reflection of the session and further treatment planning. The GPs saw the PSs role as a group leader and expert, their own role as a reference person for the patient, a link between all dimensions and a cotherapist. Crucial seemed a succeeding role splitting.
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Evaluating the quality of colorectal cancer care across the interface of healthcare sectors.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2013
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Colorectal cancer (CRC) has a high prevalence in western countries. Diagnosis and treatment of CRC is complex and requires multidisciplinary collaboration across the interface of health care sectors. In Germany, a new nationwide established program aims to provide quality information of healthcare delivery across different sectors. Within this context, this study describes the development of a set of quality indicators charting the whole pathway of CRC-care including data specifications that are necessary to operationalize these indicators before practice testing.
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Predictors for half-year outcome of impairment in daily life for back pain patients referred for physiotherapy: a prospective observational study.
PLoS ONE
PUBLISHED: 01-01-2013
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From observational studies, there is only sparse information available on the predictors of development of impairment in daily life for patients receiving physiotherapy. Therefore, our aim was to identify factors which predict impairment in daily life for patients with back pain 6 months after receiving physiotherapy.
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Becoming a general practitioner--which factors have most impact on career choice of medical students?
BMC Fam Pract
PUBLISHED: 05-09-2011
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In Germany, there is a shortage of young physicians in several specialties, the situation of general practitioners (GP) being especially precarious. The factors influencing the career choice of German medical students are poorly understood. This study aims to identify factors influencing medical students specialty choice laying a special focus on general practice.
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Patients beliefs about medicines in a primary care setting in Germany.
J Eval Clin Pract
PUBLISHED: 11-18-2010
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The aim of this study was to explore patients beliefs about medicines by administering the German version of the Beliefs about Medicines Questionnaire (BMQ) in a primary care setting among chronically ill patients and to examine its psychometric properties. The BMQ assesses patients beliefs about their individual prescribed medication as well as their beliefs about medicines in general.
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Assessing reported adherence to pharmacological treatment recommendations. Translation and evaluation of the Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS) in Germany.
J Eval Clin Pract
PUBLISHED: 02-22-2010
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Objectives Patients self-report of medicine taking is a feasible method of assessing their adherence to prescribed pharmacological treatment. Aim of this study was to assess whether the German version of the Medication Adherence Report Scale (MARS-D) is an appropriate instrument for measuring patient adherence. Methods After translation into German, the questionnaire was sent to 1488 patients with chronic diseases and patients with risk factors of cardiovascular disease. Reliability and validity of the MARS-D were assessed and compared with the psychometric properties of the original English version. The relationship between patients characteristics and adherent behaviour was estimated using bivariate correlation and a linear regression model. Results The MARS-D was analysed if patients were taking medicines and the MARS-D was complete leaving 523 (35.1%) analysable questionnaires. Internal consistency of the MARS-D (Cronbachs alpha 0.60-0.69) was satisfactory and comparable to the English original (Cronbachs alpha 0.69-0.90). Test-retest reliability was satisfactory (Pearsons r 0.61-0.63), however, lower than in the English sample (r = 0.97). Convergent validity was low but showed statistical significance. Patient socio-demographic characteristics had weak influence on MARS-D score indicating high reported adherence for older patients (P < 0.05), patients with German mother tongue (P < 0.05) and high number of medicines (P < 0.01). Conclusions Preliminary psychometric evaluation of the MARS-D is encouraging. MARS-D is an appropriate measure to detect patients at risk of non-adherence. The MARS-D could be used in routine care to support communication about the medication taking behaviour, as self-report of non-adherent behaviour corresponds to the facts.
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Case management for patients with chronic systolic heart failure in primary care: the HICMan exploratory randomised controlled trial.
Trials
PUBLISHED: 02-18-2010
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Chronic (systolic) heart failure (CHF) represents a clinical syndrome with high individual and societal burden of disease. Multifaceted interventions like case management are seen as promising ways of improving patient outcomes, but lack a robust evidence base, especially for primary care. The aim of the study was to explore the effectiveness of a new model of CHF case management conducted by doctors assistants (DAs, equivalent to a nursing role) and supported by general practitioners (GPs).
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Psychometric properties of a German version of the "Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale" (SIMS-D).
Value Health
PUBLISHED: 07-29-2009
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The aim of this study was to translate the Satisfaction with Information about Medicines Scale (SIMS) into German and test its psychometric properties in a German primary care setting. The SIMS was developed to assess the extent to which patients feel they have received enough information about their medicines.
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Impact of primary care-based disease management on the health-related quality of life in patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbidity.
Diabetes Care
PUBLISHED: 06-09-2009
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This study examined the effectiveness of the German diabetes disease management program (DMP) for patients with varying numbers of other medical conditions with respect to their health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
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Lowering missing item values in quality-of-life questionnaires: an interventional study.
Int J Public Health
PUBLISHED: 06-07-2009
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Missing item values (MIV) often occur in quality-of-life (QoL) questionnaires. This study aimed to examine whether the use of introductory exemplary questions reduces the number of MIV and what patient-related factors influence effectiveness of such a QoL form training.
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Referral practices in patients suffering from non-malignant chronic pain.
Eur J Pain
PUBLISHED: 05-13-2009
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This paper presents the results of a prospective observational cohort study investigating referral practices to six specialized pain centres (SPCs) in 303 patients with headache (HD), low back pain (LBP), and neuropathic pain (NP). The study was divided into three parts. Part 1: The pain health care history (contacts with general practitioners and specialists, further referrals, time spans, therapies) before first contact with the SPC. Part 2: Reality of pain therapy and management in the SPC (patients attrition, interdisciplinarity of therapy and novel therapeutic strategies instigated). Part 3: Follow-up and assessment of pain levels (NRS, SES), disability scores (PDI), QoL scores (SF 12), and anxiety and depression scores (HADS) at 0, 6 and 12 months. Using an ordinal linear regression model, factors predicting a good treatment outcome were identified. On average it took 3 years of pain symptoms before first consultation with GP. The median time period from the first pain sensations until the appointment in the SPC was 12 years. Nearly half of the referrals to specialists or SPCs were initiated by a non-professional. In the SPC the medication was changed in 71% of cases. Care was interdisciplinary in only 32%. At 6 and 12 months after the first contact with the SPC, only 20% of the patients had improved with respect to levels of pain and psychometric data. A high degree of chronicity, a history of pain-associated surgeries and low social support were negative predictors for treatment outcome.
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Additional impact of concomitant hypertension and osteoarthritis on quality of life among patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care in Germany - a cross-sectional survey.
Health Qual Life Outcomes
PUBLISHED: 02-27-2009
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Patients with type 2 diabetes are likely to have comorbid conditions which represent a high burden for patients and a challenge for primary care physicians. The aim of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the impact of additional comorbidities on quality of life within a large sample of patients with type 2 diabetes in primary care.
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Diuretics for hypertension-reasons for a contradiction in primary care prescribing behavior: a qualitative study.
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)
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There has been a long international discussion on diuretics as first-line therapy for hypertension. In Germany, thiazide diuretics are very rarely prescribed in monotherapy and concurrently highly prescribed in fixed-combinations. The aim of this study was to approach the reasons for this inconsistency in primary care prescribing behavior. A qualitative study design consisting of single interviews with general practitioners (GPs) was chosen. Most GPs perceived diuretics as too weak to treat arterial hypertension effectively in monotherapy. In combination therapy, GPs expected to spare the dose and to offset certain side effects of other drugs. The convenient availability of diuretics in most fixed-dose combinations on the German drug market was seen as an important reason for their frequent prescription in combination therapy. Thus, the reasons given by the GPs differed from the main arguments of the academic debate. Dissemination strategies for guidelines should take the perceptions and opinions of practicing GPs into account.
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PalliPA: How can general practices support caregivers of patients at their end of life in a home-care setting? A study protocol.
BMC Res Notes
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The care of patients with a life-threatening, progressive and far advanced illness in a home-care setting requires appropriate individual care and requires the active support of family caregivers. General practice teams are usually the primary care givers and first contact and are best placed to offer support to family caregivers and to recognise and respond to the burden of care giving on family members. The aim of this project is to develop a best practice model for engaging with and supporting family caregivers.
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Can a feedback report and training session on medication counseling for general practitioners improve patient satisfaction with information on medicines?
Patient Prefer Adherence
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Regular intake of medicines prevents hospitalization and improves treatment outcomes in patients with chronic diseases; however, requires good patient-physician communication. Yet, this communication is often insufficient and characterized by misunderstandings. This paper aimed to explore whether a training session on medication counseling for general practitioners (GPs) can improve patient satisfaction about information on medicines.
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