Caffeine abstinence: an ineffective and potentially distressing tinnitus therapy
- L. S. Claire, G. Stothart, L. McKenna, P. Rogers
- Psychology, MedicineInternational Journal of Audiology
- 1 January 2010
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.
The ability and behaviour of children who have been 'in care' or separated from their parents
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…
The Effect of Feeling Respected and the Patient Role on Patient Outcomes
In both studies, participants playing a patient whose doctor's behaviours were respectful reported greater patient satisfaction, adherence, and likelihood of revisiting the doctor, and in Study 1 also scored lower on (imagined) illness identity and consequences and reported higher self-esteem.
Rival truths : common sense and social psychological explanations in health and illness
- L. S. Claire
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…
In sickness and in health: Influences of social categorizations on health-related outcomes
Does medics' social identification increase handicap for mentally retarded patients?
- L. S. Claire
- Psychology, Medicine
- 1 August 1993
The idea that a salient clinical social identity can mediate beliefs that are likely to handicap patients is supported and supported within an information processing framework.
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.
Relationship between communication skills training and doctors’ perceptions of patient similarity
Whether participants who have received more communication skills training see patients as less similar to one another is investigated to explore differences in perceived patient similarity between male and female doctors, hospital doctors and general practitioners and medical students and doctors.
Measuring communication skills of medical students to patients with cancer
- L. S. Claire
- Medicine, Psychology
- 1 March 2000
A conceptual clarification of doctor-patient communication is suggested and seven communication skills needed by doctors are identified and then operationalized as a questionnaire measure of medical students' communication skills when talking to patients about cancer.