Katrina J Moffat

Learn More
OBJECTIVE To examine the prevalence of psychological morbidity, sources of stress and coping mechanisms in first year students in a problem-based learning undergraduate medical curriculum. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort questionnaire survey. SETTING Glasgow University Medical School. PARTICIPANTS All first year students (n = 275) in the 1997-98 intake. (More)
BACKGROUND The management and detection of depression varies widely, and the causes of variation are incompletely understood. AIMS To describe and explain general practitioners' (GPs') current practice in the recognition and management of depression in young adults, their attitudes towards depression, and to investigate associations of GP characteristics(More)
BACKGROUND The changes to out of hours care provided by General Practitioners have led to wide variation in the types and costs of out of hours care across the country. AIM To examine the costs of different models of service delivery for GP out of hours organisations. METHODS This was a prospective cross-sectional survey of eight GP out of hours(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify characteristics associated with dissatisfaction following contact with an out of hours co-operative in Glasgow, and to identify reasons for this dissatisfaction. To make recommendations for good practice in the light of these findings. DESIGN Survey of attenders during one week of operation of an out of hours co-operative. Analysis(More)
BACKGROUND Contact with general practice out-of-hours services increases with socioeconomic deprivation. The reasons for this association are unclear but may include variations in access to daytime services or differences in morbidity. AIM To identify the reasons for contact with the Glasgow Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) in relation to patient(More)
1 McKendrick MW, Read NW. Irritable bowel syndrome—post salmonella infection. J Infect 1994;29:1-3. 2 Neal KR, Hebden J, Spiller R. Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms six months after bacterial gastroenteritis, and risk factors for development of the irritable bowel syndrome: postal survey of patients. BMJ 1997;314:779-82. 3 Barber R, Blakey A.(More)
Background. The management and detection of depression varies widely, and the causes of variation are incompletely understood. Aims. To describe and explain general practitioners’ (GPs’) current practice in the recognition and management of depression in young adults, their attitudes towards depression, and to investigate associations of GP characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of Internet connectivity and use by GPs in the Lothian Health Board area and to investigate which Internet medical information resources GPs find most useful for work related purposes. DESIGN Postal questionnaire. SETTING General Practice. SUBJECTS Postal questionnaires were sent to all GPs listed in the Lothian(More)
The authors examine the growth of the elderly population in New Zealand, with particular attention to interregional migration. "The main aim of this article is to document the way in which the increased number and proportion of the elderly evident at the national level has been manifested among major regions of the country, and to identify the demographic(More)
  • 1