Elisabeth U Arborelius

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For use in system development, a method based on both qualitative and quantitative data was employed to study the difficulties--the dilemmas--a general practitioner (GP) faces during daily consultations. Video recordings were used for stimulated recall of the consultation. From 46 consultations, 262 dilemmas were identified by the 12 GPs involved. Medical(More)
BACKGROUND Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is an important risk factor. The aim of this study is to evaluate effects of the counseling method "Smoke-free children" that focuses on protection of infants. METHODS The counseling method, "Smoke-free children", has been developed and implemented at Swedish child health centers. The counseling method's point(More)
The aim of this study is to analyse the way in which orthopaedic physicians manage consultations, and to identify those factors associated with patient-experienced satisfaction/dissatisfaction. This was explored both using a descriptive method and by analysing comments from patients. Consultations were videotaped; 18 physicians and 18 patients participated.(More)
To compare patient and doctor views of the consultation process, 46 consultations were videotaped in four primary health care centres. Twelve general practitioners and 46 patients participated. Later, the patients and the doctors (on different occasions) spontaneously commented on the recorded consultations. Qualitative methods were used for the analysis.(More)
OBJECTIVE To understand how women with low educational attainment perceived the fact of their smoking during pregnancy in order to be able to construct suitable counselling programmes. DESIGN Qualitative study using tape-recorded interviews. SETTING Clinic north of Stockholm, Sweden. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen women who had given birth during the previous(More)
The aim of this study was to describe, understand and interpret physicians' experiences of consultations. Forty-six consultations were videotaped in four primary health care centres. Twelve general practitioners and 46 patients participated. Afterwards the patients and the physicians (on different occasions) commented on the recorded consultations. The(More)
The aim of this study is to describe a two-step video method, where patients and physicians (on different occasions) comment on the recorded consultations, and to evaluate the method regarding the kind of information received and the influence of the video-camera on patients' and physicians' behaviour. We chose to depart from a phenomenological method(More)
Forty-six consultations with 12 GPs in four primary health centres were videotaped. Afterwards the GPs commented on the tapes. Fourteen consultations, in which it was obvious that the GP felt uncertain and did not grasp the situation, were especially studied. One important contributing factor was that the GP often did not fully understand the patient's(More)
Forty-six representative consultations in general practice were video recorded. Afterwards the patients and the GPs separately reviewed the recordings and gave their spontaneous comments. A hypothetical-deductive analysis, with a starting point in current health educations models, was carried out in order to characterize the health counselling discussions.(More)
The aim of this study was to describe and understand patients' positive and negative experiences of General Practitioners (GPs). Forty-six consultations were videotaped in four primary health care centres in Sweden. Afterwards the patients commented on the recorded consultations. The comments were categorized and analyzed using an exploratory qualitative(More)