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  • 1.
    Kjeldmand, Dorte
    et al.
    University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Holmström, Inger
    University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Rosenqvist, Urban
    University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Balint training makes GPs thrive better in their job2004In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 55, no 2, p. 230-235Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, we examined Balint group participants' sense of control and satisfaction in their work situation and their attitudes towards caring for patients with psychosomatic problems. Forty-one GPs filled in a questionnaire with a 10-point visual analogue scale. Of these, 20 had participated in Balint groups for more than one year and 21 were a reference group. The Balint physicians reported better control of their work situation (e.g. taking coffee breaks and participating in decision making), thought less often that the patient should not have come for consultation or that psychosomatic patients were a time-consuming burden, and were less inclined to refer patients or take unneeded tests to terminate the consultation with the patient. These results might indicate higher work-related satisfaction and better doctor-patient relationship.

  • 2.
    Kjeldmand, Dorte
    et al.
    Uppsala universitet, Sweden.
    Holmström, Inger
    Uppsala universitet, Sweden.
    Rosenqvist, Urban
    Uppsala universitet, Sweden.
    How patient-centred am I?: A new method to measure physicians' patient-centredness2006In: Patient Education and Counseling, ISSN 0738-3991, E-ISSN 1873-5134, Vol. 62, no 1, p. 31-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objective

    To describe a new method to determine physicians’ self-perceived degree of patient-centredness. A pilot study combining qualitative and quantitative methods.

    Methods

    Forty-one general practitioners (GPs) answered a questionnaire consisting of three open-ended questions about their view of the consultation and by choosing among 28 roles of the physician in the physician–patient relationship. Twenty of the GPs had participated in Balint groups while 21 had had no access to Balint group. Patient-centredness is central to Balint groups and consequently Balint group participants would be expected to be patient-centred.

    Results

    The answers to the two parts were divided into three groups each, patient-centred, non-patient-centred and intermediary, and analysed statistically. Significantly more Balint participants were patient-centred than the reference group.

    Conclusion

    The instrument describes physicians’ self-perceptions of their patient-centredness and can distinguish a group of patient-centred physicians from a group of non-patient-centred physicians.

    Practice implications

    The instrument can be useful to evaluate educational programmes and detect decline in patient-centredness as early sign of burnout.

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