Anne Simmenroth-Nayda

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OBJECTIVE To examine the attitude of patients towards generic drugs and prescriptions containing generic drugs as an alternative to brand-name products, with a special focus on information on patients attitude to generic drugs provided by their general practitioners (GPs). METHODS A total of 804 patients in 31 general practices were surveyed using a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Switching brand-name drugs to generics is reasonable and desired for economic reasons. Few data exist about problems, if any, during the switching in general practice. In this survey, the view of general practitioners (GPs) should be ascertained. METHODS GPs in five counties in the German federal states Thüringen and(More)
Although it is taken for granted that history-taking and communication skills are learnable, this learning process should be confirmed by rigorous studies, such as randomized pre- and post-comparisons. The purpose of this paper is to analyse whether a communication course measurably improves the communicative competence of third-year medical students at a(More)
BACKGROUND It is generally unknown which clinical skills students acquire during medical education and which factors influence their levels of competence. METHODS We asked German medical students how competent they felt in performing individual clinical skills. RESULTS Third year students evaluated their competence in clinical skills, on average, not(More)
AIMS Negative experiences during the course of medical education have been reported in many countries, but little is known about the perceived severity of these experiences. We studied for the first time how often students at a medical university in Germany have had negative experiences, and how severe they perceive these to be. METHOD We asked medical(More)
Palliative care for patients with advanced and progressive diseases has recently become an integrated and compulsory part of undergraduate training in Germany. Up until now, undergraduate teaching in this cross-disciplinary medical field varied and therefore problems during the implementation process with regard to formal aspects and teaching content are to(More)
BACKGROUND Communication skills combined with specialized knowledge are fundamental to the doctor-patient relationship in surgery. During a single-station video-recorded objective structured clinical examination (VOSCE), students were tasked with obtaining informed consent. Our aim was to develop a standardized and quality-assured assessment method in(More)
OBJECTIVE To gain deep insight into what it means for patients to live with drug-treated hypertension and to understand the implications for the doctors' influence on patients' adherence. METHODS Group discussions with 43 drug-treated hypertensive patients. Documentary method was used for interpretative analysis. RESULTS Four basic phenomena were(More)
CONTEXT The dissemination of objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) is hampered by requirements for high levels of staffing and a significantly higher workload compared with multiple-choice examinations. Senior medical students may be able to support faculty staff to assess their peers. The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of(More)
BACKGROUND The concerns of patients suffering from life-threatening disease and end-of-life care aspects have gained increasing attention in public perception. The increasing focus on palliative medicine questions can be considered to be paradigmatic for this development. Palliative medicine became a compulsory subject of the undergraduate curriculum in(More)