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Caffeine abstinence: an ineffective and potentially distressing tinnitus therapy
No evidence was found to justify caffeine abstinence as a therapy to alleviate tinnitus, but acute effects of caffeine withdrawal might add to the burden of tinnitis.
How do I know if I need a hearing aid? Further support for the self-categorisation approach to symptom perception
This paper extends the self-categorisation model of symptom perception to predict that people aged 50 years and over will report higher levels of hearing handicap when they categorise themselves as
Does medics' social identification increase handicap for mentally retarded patients?
Briefs about mentally retarded people are more negative than briefs about other social categories; professionals, such as medical doctors evaluate them most negatively of all. It was hypothesized (a)
Rival truths : common sense and social psychological explanations in health and illness
Do I have a symptom?, how do I know what I feel? I've got a symptom, am I ill? I'm ill!, shall I see my doctor? I've seen my doctor, but I'm still not sure - doctor patient communication "I'm very
Causal attributions in King-Kopetzky syndrome
The findings suggest that participants regard immunity and risk related causes of hearing difficulties as pre-dominant and psychological factors were not considered to be causal for hearing difficulties.
Measuring communication skills of medical students to patients with cancer
: Progress in improving doctors' communication skills has been hampered by a lack of consistent theoretical underpinning. Resource constraints have contributed other problems, including difficulties
Illness perceptions and hearing difficulties in King-Kopetzky syndrome: What determines help seeking?
Results indicate that help-seekers present with poorer speech in noise thresholds than non help- seekers, and that coherent illness perceptions and a negative belief in the consequences of hearing difficulties are associated with help-seeking status, regardless of hearing sensitivity.
The Effect of Feeling Respected and the Patient Role on Patient Outcomes
Despite respect being central to good doctor-patient relationships, little research has investigated the effect of respect from doctors on patient outcomes. Group-level influences such as patients'