General practice patients' beliefs about their symptoms.

@article{Woloshynowych1998GeneralPP,
  title={General practice patients' beliefs about their symptoms.},
  author={Maria Woloshynowych and Roland M. Valori and Peter Salmon},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={1998},
  volume={48 426},
  pages={885-9}
}
BACKGROUND Patients' beliefs about symptoms are major influences on consultation and its consequences. However, little information is available about the beliefs of patients when they consult their general practitioner (GP). AIM To describe and quantify the range of beliefs of patients about their symptoms before consultation, and to test the hypothesis that patients who attribute symptoms to stress or lifestyle would expect less benefit than others from physical medicine but more from… CONTINUE READING

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