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Series: Practical guidance to qualitative research. Part 4: Trustworthiness and publishing.
Authors: Korstjens I, Moser A Abstract In the course of our supervisory work over the years we have noticed that qualitative research tends to evoke a lot of questions and worries, so-called frequently asked questions (FAQs). This series of four articles intends to provide novice researchers with practical guidance for conducting high-quality qualitative research in primary care. By 'novice' we mean Master's students and junior researchers, as well as experienced quantitative researchers who are engaging in qualitative research for the first time. This series addresses their questions and provides researchers, read...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - December 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Series: Practical guidance to qualitative research. Part 3: Sampling, data collection and analysis.
Authors: Moser A, Korstjens I Abstract In the course of our supervisory work over the years, we have noticed that qualitative research tends to evoke a lot of questions and worries, so-called frequently asked questions (FAQs). This series of four articles intends to provide novice researchers with practical guidance for conducting high-quality qualitative research in primary care. By 'novice' we mean Master's students and junior researchers, as well as experienced quantitative researchers who are engaging in qualitative research for the first time. This series addresses their questions and provides researchers, rea...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - December 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Series: Practical guidance to qualitative research. Part 2: Context, research questions and designs.
Authors: Korstjens I, Moser A Abstract In the course of our supervisory work over the years, we have noticed that qualitative research tends to evoke a lot of questions and worries, so-called frequently asked questions (FAQs). This series of four articles intends to provide novice researchers with practical guidance for conducting high-quality qualitative research in primary care. By 'novice' we mean Master's students and junior researchers, as well as experienced quantitative researchers who are engaging in qualitative research for the first time. This series addresses their questions and provides researchers, rea...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - December 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Series: Practical guidance to qualitative research. Part 1: Introduction.
Authors: Moser A, Korstjens I Abstract In the course of our supervisory work over the years, we have noticed that qualitative research tends to evoke a lot of questions and worries, so-called Frequently Asked Questions. This journal series of four articles intends to provide novice researchers with practical guidance for conducting high-quality qualitative research in primary care. By 'novice' we mean Master's students and junior researchers, as well as experienced quantitative researchers who are engaging in qualitative research for the first time. This series addresses their questions and provides researchers, re...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - December 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

The acceptability and effectiveness of a questionnaire for the identification of risk factors for HIV and hepatitis B and C: An observational study in general practice.
CONCLUSION: The questionnaire proved acceptable and effective in identifying risk factors for HIV, HBV and HCV in general practice. PMID: 29172800 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

The new European guideline on cardiovascular disease prevention; how to make progress in general practice?
Authors: Marchal S, Van't Hof AWJ, Hollander M Abstract The new guideline on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, issued by the European Society of Cardiology was endorsed by 10 other societies, including Wonca Europe. It advices on how to reduce the cardiovascular (CV) risk in the population and attributes an important role to the general practitioner (GP). The GP is involved in treatment of the high-risk population as well as in public health measures to encourage a healthy lifestyle and CV risk factor reduction in the whole population. The new guideline gives room for a personalized approach and emphasizes t...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Cardiovascular disease patients have increased risk for comorbidity: A cross-sectional study in the Netherlands.
CONCLUSION: One out of every four patients suffered from at least one CVD. Having one CVD increased the risk of another, co-occurring CVD and a higher number of other chronic diseases. PMID: 29168400 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Main messages for primary care from the 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice.
Authors: Piepoli MF, Hoes AW, Brotons C, Hobbs RFD, Corra U, Task Force for the 2016 guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice Abstract In 2016, a new version of the European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Prevention was released, representing a partnership between the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and nine European societies, including Wonca-Europe. The ESC guidelines underscore the importance of a lifetime approach to cardiovascular (CV) risk since both CV risk and prevention are dynamic and continuous as ...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

How do Swiss general practitioners agree with and report adhering to a top-five list of unnecessary tests and treatments? Results of a cross-sectional survey.
Authors: Selby K, Cornuz J, Cohidon C, Gaspoz JM, Senn N Abstract BACKGROUND: In 2014, the 'Smarter Medicine' campaign released a top five list of unnecessary tests and treatments in Swiss primary care, such as imaging for acute low-back pain and long-term prescribing of proton pump inhibitors. OBJECTIVES: Measure general practitioners' (GPs) agreement with the recommendations and self-reported adherence. METHODS: Cross-sectional, online survey of GPs in the 'Swiss primary care active monitoring' (SPAM) network, which assessed awareness of 'Smarter Medicine' and views on each recommendation. Questions inclu...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Primary healthcare policy implementation in the Eastern Mediterranean region: Experiences of six countries.
CONCLUSION: Priorities were (i) advocacy for community-based PHC to policymakers, including the importance of coordination of healthcare at the community level, and UHC to respond to the needs of populations; (ii) collaboration with universities to include PHC as a core component of every medical curriculum; (iii) collaboration with communities to improve public understanding of PHC; (iv) engagement with the private sector to focus on PHC and UHC. PMID: 29168411 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Knowledge, competencies and attitudes regarding external post-mortem physical examination: A survey among German post-graduate trainees in general practice.
CONCLUSION: We found an important uncertainty in GP post-graduate trainees regarding their EPME knowledge and competencies. PMID: 29168414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 25, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Chronic heart failure management in primary healthcare in Poland: Results of a nationwide cross-sectional study.
Authors: Wizner B, Fedyk-Łukasik M, Opolski G, Zdrojewski T, Windak A, Czech M, Dubiel JS, Marchel M, Rewiuk K, Rywik T, Korewicki J, Grodzicki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Organizational and educational activities in primary care in Poland have been introduced to improve the chronic heart failure (CHF) management. OBJECTIVES: To assess the use of diagnostic procedures, pharmacotherapy and referrals of CHF in primary care in Poland. METHODS: The cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2013, involving 390 primary care centres randomly selected from a national database. Trained nurses contacted primary care physic...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Expectations, concerns, and needs of patients who start drugs for chronic conditions. A prospective observational study among community pharmacies in Serbia.
CONCLUSION: Safety issues are a major focus of patients' prescribed new medicines for long-term treatment. PMID: 29164957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

From religious to existential issues: the implications for GPs.
Authors: Olsman E, Willems DL PMID: 29157045 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 22, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Towards an overarching model for electronic medical-record systems, including problem-oriented, goal-oriented, and other approaches.
Authors: Tange H, Nagykaldi Z, De Maeseneer J Abstract There is no consensus among health professionals on how to structure medical records to serve clinical decision-making. Three approaches co-exist (source-oriented, problem-oriented, goal-oriented), each suiting a different subset of patients. In primary care, the problem-oriented approach is dominant, but for patients with multiple conditions (multimorbidity) the goal-oriented approach seems more appropriate. There is a need to combine different approaches in one medical-record system. In this article, we explain some misconceptions about 'problems' and 'goals'...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - November 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

The seven deadly sins writers of academic papers should avoid.
Authors: Švab I PMID: 29043877 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - October 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Screening of older patients for atrial fibrillation in general practice: Current evidence and its implications for future practice.
CONCLUSIONS: It was determined that improved detection and diagnosis of AF, combined with appropriate anticoagulation strategies, will be crucial for improving stroke prevention and reducing its associated social and economic costs. PMID: 29034749 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - October 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN)Abstracts from the EGPRN conference in Riga, Latvia, 11?14 May 2017. Theme: 'Reducing the risk of chronic diseases in general practice/family medicine'.
Authors: PMID: 29022405 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - October 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Impact of practice, provider and patient characteristics on delivering screening and brief advice for heavy drinking in primary healthcare: Secondary analyses of data from the ODHIN five-country cluster randomized factorial trial.
CONCLUSIONS: Training primary healthcare providers diminishes the negative impacts that some practice, provider and patient characteristics have on the likelihood of patients being screened and advised. Trial registration ClinicalTrials.gov. Trial identifier: NCT01501552. PMID: 29022763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - October 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Agenda.
Authors: PMID: 28937291 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - September 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Patients with psychological ICPC codes in primary care; a case-control study investigating the decade before presenting with problems.
CONCLUSION: This study demonstrates that possible indications of psychological problems can be identified in EMR. Many EMR parameters of patients presenting with psychological problems were different compared with patients who did not. PMID: 28914563 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - September 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Reducing overdiagnosis in primary care is needed.
Authors: Llor C PMID: 28914565 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - September 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Reliability and validity of the script concordance test for postgraduate students of general practice.
Authors: Subra J, Chicoulaa B, Stillmunkès A, Mesthé P, Oustric S, Rougé Bugat ME Abstract BACKGROUND: The script concordance test (SCT) is a validated method of examining students' clinical reasoning. Medical students' professional skills are assessed during their postgraduate years as they study for a specialist qualification in general practice. However, no specific provision is made for assessing their clinical reasoning during their postgraduate study. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to demonstrate the reliability and validity of the SCT in general practice and to determine if this tool could b...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - August 20, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Development of the EMAP tool facilitating existential communication between general practitioners and cancer patients.
CONCLUSION: This study resulted in a question tool that can serve as inspiration and help GPs when communicating with cancer patients about existential problems and resources. This tool may qualify GPs' assessment of existential distress, increase the patient's existential well-being and help deepen the GP-patient relationship. PMID: 28799437 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - August 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Prevention in the elderly: A necessary priority for general practitioners.
Authors: Lionis C, Midlöv P Abstract Prevention is viewed as a key issue for general practice, yet there is a lack of evidence regarding general practitioners' interventions in both middle-aged and elderly people. This is despite the fact that recommendations and key indicators for monitoring the use of clinical preventive strategies aimed at these groups are available and that both the World Health Organization and European Commission endorse the importance of interventions for healthy and active ageing. This paper draws on two keynote presentations given at the 2015 autumn meeting of the European General Pra...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - August 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Management of dental patients receiving antiplatelet therapy or chronic oral anticoagulation: A review of the latest evidence.
Authors: Dézsi CA, Dézsi BB, Dézsi AD Abstract The perioperative management of patients treated with antithrombotic medications who undergo surgical procedures represents a common clinical problem. Dental interventions are usually associated with a low risk of bleeding; however, the dental implications of new antithrombotic agents are not yet fully understood. The present review is based on the latest evidence and recommendations published on the periprocedural management of dental patients treated with single or dual antiplatelet therapy, vitamin K antagonists, or direct oral anticoagulants fo...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - July 28, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Even if they are not aware of it, general practitioners improve well-being in their adolescent patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Consulting a GP generates increased well-being among adolescents, especially for those experiencing difficulties. GPs tend to underestimate the positive impact they may have. Further studies are needed to explore if this benefit is permanent over time. PMID: 28714758 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Delayed antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory tract infections in children under primary care: Physicians' views.
CONCLUSIONS: Most physicians, especially those with fewer years of practice, had a positive attitude towards delayed antibiotic prescription. Several factors influence the views of the physicians-from perceptions of parents to larger structural elements and years of experience. PMID: 28714782 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - July 18, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Primary healthcare for refugees: The Ponton experience.
Authors: Zurmati AK, De Sutter A, Decat P PMID: 28665148 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - July 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Cognitive screening tools for primary care settings: examining the 'Test Your Memory' and 'General Practitioner assessment of Cognition' tools in a rural aging population in Greece.
CONCLUSION: The TYM and GPCog instruments appear to be suitable for routine use in the primary care setting as tools for cognitive impairment risk detection in elderly rural populations. PMID: 28604128 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - June 14, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Associations of smoking with cardiometabolic profile and renal function in a Romanian population-based sample from the PREDATORR cross-sectional study.
Authors: Popa SG, Moţa M, Mihălţan FD, Popa A, Munteanu I, Moţa E, Serafinceanu C, Guja C, Hâncu N, Catrinoiu D, Lichiardopol R, Bala C, Mihai B, Radulian G, Roman G, Timar R Abstract BACKGROUND: The impact of smoking on morbidity is well known, but in Romania, limited data are available regarding the smoking prevalence and relationship with cardiometabolic profile and kidney function. OBJECTIVES: To assess the association of smoking with cardiometabolic traits and kidney function, in a Romanian population-based sample from the PREDATORR study. METHODS: PREDATORR was an epidemiological cross-secti...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - June 11, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Experiences of hospital-based multidisciplinary team meetings in oncology: An interview study among participating general practitioners.
CONCLUSION: GPs perceive attendance of the MDT meeting as an integral part of their job. Suggestions are made to enhance the efficiency of the meetings. PMID: 28554220 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - June 1, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

European General Practice Research Network (EGPRN)Abstracts from the EGPRN meeting in Leipzig, Germany, 12-16 October 2016. Theme: 'General practice/family medicine in a changing world'.
Authors: PMID: 28497712 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - May 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Telemonitoring in-home complex chronic patients from primary care in routine clinical practice: Impact on healthcare resources use.
Authors: Martín-Lesende I, Orruño E, Mateos M, Recalde E, Asua J, Reviriego E, Bayón JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Recent evidence indicates that home telemonitoring of chronic patients reduces the use of healthcare resources. However, further studies exploring this issue are needed in primary care. OBJECTIVES: To assess the impact of a primary care-based home telemonitoring intervention for highly unstable chronic patients on the use of healthcare resources. METHODS: A one-year follow-up before and after exploratory study, without control group, was conducted. Housebound patients with heart ...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - April 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Antibiotic treatment failure when consulting patients with respiratory tract infections in general practice. A qualitative study to explore Danish general practitioners' perspectives.
CONCLUSION: These findings suggest a possible communication gap between doctors and patients, partly due to a narrow medical definition of ATF. Studies describing patients' views are still missing. General practitioners' experiences and views on antibiotic treatment failure in acute respiratory infections or its effects on the doctor-patient relationship have not been studied previously. PMID: 28394180 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Factors associated with professional satisfaction in primary care: Results from EUprimecare project.
CONCLUSION: Elements related to the structure of primary care are associated with professional satisfaction. At the individual level, years of experience seems to be associated with higher professional satisfaction. PMID: 28394192 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - April 12, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Exploring barriers to primary care for migrants in Greece in times of austerity: Perspectives of service providers.
CONCLUSION: The study identified major provider and system-related barriers in the provision of primary healthcare to migrants. It is important for the healthcare system in Greece to provide appropriate supports for communication in cross-cultural consultations for its diversifying population. PMID: 28388310 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - April 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Validation of heart failure diagnosis registered in primary care records in two primary care centres in Barcelona (Spain) and factors related. A cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSION: Only in half of the patients labelled as HF in primary care medical records could this diagnosis be further confirmed. Variables regularly registered in clinical practice could help general practitioners identify those patients requiring a revision of their HF diagnosis. PMID: 28376668 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - April 6, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Placebo prescription and empathy of the physician: A cross-sectional study.
Authors: Braga-Simões J, Costa PS, Yaphe J Abstract BACKGROUND: Empathy in the patient-physician relationship is a major component in an effective placebo treatment, as in every medical treatment. Understanding the role of empathy of the physician in the placebo effect may help dissect some of the context variables responsible for the effectiveness of the placebo. OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of placebo prescription, doctors' beliefs, motivation, and attitudes to placebos in general practice in northern Portugal and to test the association between placebo prescription and physician empathy. ...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Latvian family physicians' experience diagnosing depression in somatically presenting depression patients: A qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Delayed recognition, the need to rule out physical illness, and the use of negative physical examination results to discuss depression with patients all slowed the path to depression diagnosis for somatically presenting patients in Latvian primary care. PMID: 28326860 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Lifestyle and emotional well-being in men and women with type 2 diabetes (e-VitaDM-4; ZODIAC-48).
Authors: Hendriks SH, van Soldt EG, van Vugt M, Groenier KH, Roelofsen Y, Maas AH, Bilo HJ, Kleefstra N, van Hateren KJ Abstract BACKGROUND: Whether lifestyle is associated with well-being in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is largely unknown. Uncovering and clarifying associations between these constructs may lead to new strategies for improving both. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate the relationship between lifestyle and well-being, focussing on gender differences. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1085 patients with T2D that participated in the e-Vita part of the Zwolle outpatient di...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

How to conduct research on overdiagnosis. A keynote paper from the EGPRN May 2016, Tel Aviv.
Authors: Brodersen J Abstract Overdiagnosis is a growing problem worldwide. Overdiagnosis is the diagnosis of deviations, abnormalities, risk factors, and pathologies that in themselves would never cause symptoms (this applies only to risk factors and pathology), would never lead to morbidity, and would never be the cause of death. Overdiagnosis is often misinterpreted as overutilization or overtreatment. Overutilization, overtreatment, and overdiagnosis are interrelated but three distinct topics. Overutilization (establishment of standard practice that does not provide net benefit) does not have to lead to overdia...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 19, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Reducing antimicrobial resistance through population empowerment.
Authors: Llor C PMID: 28270019 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Designing and evaluating a health education session on respiratory infections addressed to caregivers of children under three years of age attending day-care centres in Porto, Portugal: A community-based intervention.
CONCLUSION: The HES met the caregivers' needs regarding ARI and increased their knowledge and attitudes towards ARI, especially regarding nasal clearance techniques. PMID: 28270028 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Prevalence of inappropriate medication use in residential long-term care facilities for the elderly: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Beers criteria of 2003 and STOPP were most frequently used to determine inappropriate medication use in residential long-term care facilities. Prevalence of inappropriate medication use strongly varied, despite similarities in research design and assessment with identical instrument(s). PMID: 28271916 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Impact of educational interventions on primary prevention of cardiovascular disease: A systematic review with a focus on physical activity.
CONCLUSION: The health education interventions, in primary care, seem to improve daily physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors and risk score. PMID: 28271920 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Do GPs know more than other doctors?
Authors: Donner-Banzhoff N PMID: 28271923 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

COGITA network has constructed a glossary of diagnostic reasoning terms.
Authors: Barais M, Hauswaldt J, Dinant GJ, van de Wiel M, Stolper CF, Van Royen P Abstract The role of gut feelings in diagnostic reasoning is recognized by most GPs throughout Europe, and probably throughout the world. Studies on this topic have emerged from different countries but there is the risk that authors will use different terms for similar concepts. The European Expert Group on Cognitive and Interactive Processes in Diagnosis and Management in General Practice, COGITA for short, was founded in 2008 to conduct cross-border research in the area of non-analytical diagnostic reasoning. Academic GPs, PhD stude...
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 9, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

Perceived needs for attaining a 'new normality' after surviving myocardial infarction: A qualitative study of patients' experience.
CONCLUSION: When faced with a dramatic life event, most patients succeed in achieving a new normality in which they live changed but still satisfying lives. The needs experienced by patients when searching for a new normality may guide practitioners in leading patient-centred consultations. [Box: see text]. PMID: 28253827 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - March 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research

The European Journal of General Practice provides open access for all. 'Where are we, where are we going?'
Authors: Stoffers J PMID: 28235384 [PubMed - in process] (Source: European Journal of General Practice)
Source: European Journal of General Practice - February 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Eur J Gen Pract Source Type: research