Annika Brorsson

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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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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 Reflective writing enhances personal and professional development. It is essential for the teachers to be familiar with the students' perceptions to improve the students' learning. Our aim was to deepen the understanding of the medical students' perceptions of the studies and the coming profession. METHODS Our theoretical perspective is(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic pain patients are common in general practice. In this study "chronic pain" is defined as diffuse musculoskeletal pain not due to inflammatory diseases or cancer. Effective patient-physician relations improve treatment results. The relationship between doctors and chronic pain patients is often dysfunctional. Consultation training for(More)