HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor

Dutch researcher Karen Nieuwenhuijsen found that the more company doctors comply with the guidelines, the less satisfied patients who visit them due to psychological complaints are with the treatment they receive. She therefore concludes that involving patients in the development and adaptation of such guidelines could make these more useful.

Employees who are absent due to psychological complaints visit the company doctor for socio-medical counselling. The greater the company doctor's compliance with the guideline 'psychological complaints' whilst providing this counselling, the shorter the period of absenteeism. Although the patients are satisfied with this counselling, this satisfaction decreases as the company doctor's compliance with the guideline increases.

It was also found that the counselling provided by the company doctor did not affect the extent of the fatigue complaints. These complaints show a marked decrease during the counselling period anyway.

During the initial consultation with the employee, the company doctor can assess a number of factors to predict the length of the absence. Important predictors of an unfavourable prognosis are a higher age, the employee being pessimistic about the length of absence, an average or high level of education, and a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or a depression. As the employee's assessment of the situation is so important, this provides starting points for counselling.

Employees who had regular contact with managers during the period of absence returned to work earlier than other employees. This was only true for employees with few depressive complaints. For employees with a lot of depressive complaints, regular contact had no effect on their return.

Over a period of one year, the researcher followed almost 200 patients who were absent due to psychological complaints. They were interviewed, received an extensive questionnaire on four occasions and the company doctor of
'"/>

Contact: Sonja Jacobs
news@nwo.nl
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
5-Feb-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Patients newly diagnosed with HIV are more likely to enter outpatient care with case management
2. Patients with cancer have highly increased risk for blood clots
3. Patients with previous heart attacks may not benefit from pacemaker implant
4. Patients with cancer detected on screening mammography undergo less toxic treatment
5. Patients with moderate or severe hand dermatitis responsive to drug therapy
6. Patients with abdominal trauma at risk for intra-abdominal infections following surgery
7. Patients who are intubated prior to hospital arrival fare worse find Pitt researchers
8. Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria
9. Patients with chronic sinus do not necessarily develop antibiotic resistance
10. Plastic surgeons honor Patients of Courage overcoming difficult obstacles, inspiring others
11. Patients with severe depression improve using guidelines developed by UT Southwestern researchers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Patients are less satisfied with better company doctor

(Date:10/31/2014)... effort by the National Institutes of Health will ... to reframe mental health research, from diagnosis to ... recently established by the National Institute of Mental ... development of the institute,s RDoC initiative. , ... accelerate the pace of research that translates basic ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... News) -- A comparison of two of the most ... gastric bypass helped patients shed more excess pounds than ... short-term complications and long-term hospitalizations. Gastric-bypass surgery makes ... your body does not absorb all the calories from ... Health. Gastric banding is a type of weight-loss procedure ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, ... increase slightly the risk of broken bones and injured joints, a ... found that among 7 percent of people who had an eczema ... joint injury and 0.6 percent had an injury that caused a ... with the skin condition had more than double the risk of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage ... , Cartilage, for example, is a hard material that ... work smoothly. UC Davis biomedical engineers, exploring ways to ... outside the body, report new developments this week in ... Sciences . , "The problem with engineered tissue is ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts ... to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just ... infection via anal sex. This finding helps explain why ... PrEP, in women failed to show efficacy. Participants in ... of Truvada and tenofovir (another antiretroviral) for HIV prevention ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NIMH creates new unit to support its research domain criteria initiative 2Health News:Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries 2Health News:Study Compares 2 Common Weight-Loss Surgeries 3Health News:Eczema Tied to Bone Fracture Risk in Study 2Health News:Making lab-grown tissues stronger 2Health News:Model by NIH grantees explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... LONDON , October 31, 2014 ... (NYSE: MDT ), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ... Inc. (NYSE: RMD ), and Covidien PLC (NYSE: ... at: http://investor-edge.com/register . The US markets on ... the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished at 17,195.42, up 1.30% ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MSTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, ... 30, 2014. Brian M. Culley, the ... productive for Mast. Consistent with prior guidance, our 388-patient pivotal ... is on track to complete enrollment by the end ... in the U.S. and more than ten study sites ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... , October 31, 2014 ... a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development ... company will host a conference call to discuss ... trial of ORMD-0801, the company,s proprietary oral insulin ... November 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 2Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 3Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 4Health Care Equipment Stocks Technical Insight - Medtronic, Abbott Laboratories, Hologic, ResMed, and Covidien 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 2Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 3Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 4Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 5Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 6Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 7Mast Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results 8Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3
Cached News: