Psychosocial and health belief variables associated with frequent attendance in primary care.

  title={Psychosocial and health belief variables associated with frequent attendance in primary care.},
  author={Juan {\'A}ngel Bell{\'o}n and Ana Delgado and Juan de Dios Luna and Pablo Lardelli},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={29 6},
BACKGROUND The reasons for high use of primary care, and in particular the role of psychosocial factors, remain unclear. METHODS We identified and interviewed 236 frequent attenders and 420 normal users, matched by age and sex, of a public Health Centre in Granada, Spain. Users were questioned about mental health (GHQ-28), social support (Duke-UNC-11), family dysfunction (family APGAR) and health beliefs (health belief model, locus of health control and medical care expectations). We also… CONTINUE READING

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