Annika Brorsson

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BACKGROUND Primary care doctors see patients from diverse cultural backgrounds and communication plays an important role in diagnosis and treatment. Communication problems can arise when patient and doctor do not share the same cultural background. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine how consultations with immigrant patients are understood by(More)
UNLABELLED + BACKGROUND Swedish nursing homes (NH) have limited capacity. As a result elderly people living in NH represent the part of the elderly population in most need of care. In Sweden a General Practitioner (GP) is usually responsible for the medical care of all subjects living in a NH. The residents in NH seldom have adequate pharmacological(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity on prescription (PAP) is a successful intervention for increasing physical activity among patients with a sedentary lifestyle. The method seems to be sparsely used by general practitioners (GPs) and there is limited information about GPs' attitudes to counselling using PAP as a tool. The aim of the study was to explore and(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore how a group of Swedish general practitioners (GPs) manage patients with a sore throat in relation to current guidelines as expressed in interviews. DESIGN Qualitative content analysis was used to analyse semi-structured interviews. SETTING Swedish primary care. SUBJECTS A strategic sample of 25 GPs. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES(More)
BACKGROUND Excessive antibiotics use increases the risk of resistance. Previous studies have shown that the Centor score combined with Rapid Antigen Detection Test (RADT) for Group A Streptococci can reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescribing in patients with sore throat. According to the former Swedish guidelines RADT was recommended with 2-4 Centor(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE During medical education and training, the values and attitudes of medical students are shaped both by knowledge and by role models. In this study, the aim was to compare the views of first- and final-year students concerning patients with different medical conditions. PARTICIPANTS AND METHOD In the spring of 1998 all first- and(More)
Patients often worry considerably about biomedically mild and self-limiting conditions. A previous study on non-selected primary care patients showed that this could be partly explained by frequent associations with cases of serious illness in their family histories. This study further investigated these phenomena in middle aged men with a recent diagnosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore factors and circumstances contributing to prudent antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections in primary care. DESIGN Two focus groups representing rural and urban areas. A semi-structured interview guide with open-ended questions and an editing analysis style was used. They were examined to identify meaning units that(More)
BACKGROUND Older patients generally have only poor knowledge about their medicines. Knowledge is important for good adherence and for participating in decisions about treatment. Patients are entitled to be informed on an individual and adequate level. The aim of the study was to explore frail elderly patients' experiences of receiving information about(More)
Patients often feel considerably worried by conditions that appear to be biomedically mild to their physicians. Their reaction may be linked to personal experience from cases of severe disease in their family history. In this qualitative study, 30 primary health care patients were interviewed about their definition of their present problem, their fears and(More)