Crying patients in General/Family Practice: incidence, reasons for encounter and
Context: Despite evidence demonstrating the benefits of understanding patients, there is a paucity of information about how physicians address psychological and social concerns of patients. No one study has been published about the incidence of crying in General/Family Practice.
Objective: To know the incidence of crying in primary care/general practice, and the patients’ characteristics, their reasons for encounter and their health problems.
Design: A descriptive, prospective study, of one year, of three general practitioners/family physicians
Results: Patients cried in 157 encounters out of a total of 18,627 giving an incidence
Conclusions: Crying in primary care is not uncommon. Reasons for crying cover the whole range of human problems, mainly social and psychological problems
Gervas, J., Pastor, R., & Pérez Fernández, M. (2012). Crying patients in General/Family Practice: incidence, reasons for encounter and health problems. Rev bras med fam comunidade, 7(24). Retrieved from http://www.equipocesca.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/crying-in-general-practice-2012-final.pdf
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