Evelyn M van Weel-Baumgarten

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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 health-seeking behaviour and experiences of undocumented migrants (UMs) in general practice in relation to mental health problems. DESIGN Qualitative study using semistructured interviews and thematic analysis. PARTICIPANTS 15 UMs in The Netherlands, varying in age, gender, country of origin and education; inclusion until(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this research was to involve migrants and other key stakeholders in a participatory dialogue to develop a guideline for enhancing communication in cross-cultural general practice consultations. In this paper, we focus on findings about the use of formal versus informal interpreters because dialogues about these issues emerged as central(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 For evidence-based decision making in family practice, it is essential to know the long-term (natural) course of common diseases and their outcomes under care and treatment. This article, based on a research methodology workshop, aims to raise awareness and interest in longitudinal research in practice-based research networks (PBRNs) among family(More)
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)
This article examines psychopathology, functioning, well-being, social support, and coping-behavior of family practice patients with a history of depressive illness, both with and without recurrences. Results of depressive patients were compared with each other and with those of "normal" controls. The patients belonged to the four practices of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the views and experiences of general practitioners (GPs) in relation to recognition, recording, and treatment of mental health problems of undocumented migrants (UMs), and to gain insight in the reasons for under-registration of mental health problems in the electronic medical records. DESIGN Qualitative study design with(More)
OBJECTIVES Guidelines and training initiatives (G/TIs) are available to support communication in cross-cultural consultations but are rarely implemented in routine practice in primary care. As part of the European Union RESTORE project, our objective was to explore whether the available G/TIs make sense to migrants and other key stakeholders and whether(More)
BACKGROUND Cross-cultural communication in primary care is often difficult, leading to unsatisfactory, substandard care. Supportive evidence-based guidelines and training initiatives (G/TIs) exist to enhance cross cultural communication but their use in practice is sporadic. The objective of this paper is to elucidate how migrants and other stakeholders can(More)