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Reasons for disagreement regarding illnesses between older patients with multimorbidity and their GPs – a qualitative study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Family Practice, June 2015
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Title
Reasons for disagreement regarding illnesses between older patients with multimorbidity and their GPs – a qualitative study
Published in
BMC Family Practice, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12875-015-0286-x
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Authors

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

Abstract

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-demographic and health-related factors which were associated with the (dis-)agreement between medical records and patient self-reported diseases. The aim of this qualitative study was to identify reasons for disagreement regarding illnesses between patients and their GPs. We conducted three focus groups with GPs (n = 15) and three focus groups with multimorbid patients aged 65 to 85 (n = 21). The participants were recruited from the MultiCare Cohort Study. Focus groups were audiotaped and transcribed verbatim. The transcripts of the focus groups were analysed using the qualitative content analysis according to Mayring. Categories were determined deductively and inductively. The analysis revealed seven themes concerning reasons for disagreement regarding illnesses between patients and their GPs: problems with communication and cooperation between health care professionals, disease management by the GP and the patient, the documentation behaviour of the GP, communication challenges between GP and patient, differences in the understanding of a disease between GP and patient, the prioritization and rating of diseases by GP and patient and obliviousness, repression and avoidance by the patient. For older patients with multimorbidity, our study demonstrated that there is a need to enhance the cooperation between GPs, specialists and outpatient care, a demand to improve doctor-patient communication and a need for interventions to increase patients' knowledge of diseases.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 59 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 15%
Researcher 8 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 7%
Lecturer 4 7%
Other 11 19%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 22 37%
Social Sciences 6 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 10%
Psychology 5 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 9 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2015.
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#4,333,602
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#522
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