Evelyn M van Weel-Baumgarten

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BACKGROUND Unexplained symptoms are associated with depression and anxiety. This association is largely based on cross-sectional research of symptoms experienced by patients but not of symptoms presented to the GP. AIM To investigate whether unexplained symptoms as presented to the GP predict mental disorders. DESIGN AND SETTING Cross-sectional and(More)
BACKGROUND An important and challenging part of living with cancer relates to the repeated visits to the hospital. Since how patients cope between these post-diagnostic visits depends partly on the information and support received from their physician during the visits, it is important to make the most of them. Recent findings reinforce the importance of(More)
BACKGROUND Depression is a serious illness with a high recurrence rate, mortality, and suicide rate, and a substantial loss of quality of life. Long-term course of depression, in particular of patients not referred to specialist care, is not completely clear. We performed a study in which the course of depression in general practice was studied for 10 years(More)
In the world of primary care, we have been struggling for years to render adequate care to our depressed patients. We often fail, even though we know that depression is common, painful, disabling, and expensive.1 We also know that there are adequate treatments available. Or are there? For over 2 decades investigators have been testing whether that’s true,(More)
BACKGROUND The implementation of guidelines and training initiatives to support communication in cross-cultural primary care consultations is ad hoc across a range of international settings with negative consequences particularly for migrants. This situation reflects a well-documented translational gap between evidence and practice and is part of the wider(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the effect of simulating medical conditions on simulated patients (SPs). Main points of interest are influence on: perception of personal health and perception of their relation with the health care provider (HCP), personal well being. METHODS Semi-structured interviews were undertaken with eight experienced, well-selected SPs(More)
BACKGROUND Communication problems occur in general practice consultations when migrants and general practitioners do not share a common language and culture. Migrants' perspectives have rarely been included in the development of guidelines designed to ameliorate this. Considered 'hard-to-reach' on the basis of inaccessibility, language discordance and(More)
BACKGROUND Guidelines and training initiatives (G/TIs) available to support communication in cross-cultural primary health care consultations are not routinely used. We need to understand more about levers and barriers to their implementation and identify G/TIs likely to be successfully implemented in practice. OBJECTIVE To report a mapping process used(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the influence of job-related autonomy and social support provided by consultants and colleagues on the stress-related health complaints of surgical residents in the Netherlands. METHODS All (n = 400) Dutch residents in training in general surgery were sent validated self-report(More)