Questionnaires capable of measuring the psychosocial orientation of physicians, in the sense not only of relating adequately with the patient, but also of a consideration of the patient as a person and of psychosocial aspects as possible determinants of health and disease, appear to be scarce in the literature. Materials and Methods: On the basis of the literature examined and of contents emerging from some interviews administered to family physicians, a self-report Questionnaire for the measure of psychosocial orientation of physicians was constructed. This was administered to 174 family physicians. Results: Exploratory actor analysis showed the presence of three factors, which were named: "Good Relationship with the patient", including items indicating the physician's capacity to feel at ease in the relationship; Confusive and Destabilizing Closeness", including items indicating on one hand the possibility of considering the patient as a whole person and of acknowledging the influence of psychosocial factors on health and disease, on the other a feeling of confusion around clinical judgement; "Technical Efficacy", including items referring to professional, technical efficacy. "Good Relationship with the patient" and "Technical Efficacy" appear significantly correlated. Conclusions: Resuts show the possibility for the Questionnaire to assess the quality of the doctor's h man relationship with the patient and of his/her sense of efficacy in clinical work; these two aspects appear correlated. Results show, on the other hand, a difficulty for the physician to envisage a psychosocial dimension in health and disease construction, since this view may eventually cause insecurity in respect to his/her capacities of clinical judgement.

Le attitudini relazionali e psicosociali del medico di famiglia in Italia: indagine conoscitiva mediante un nuovo questionario A new questionnaire survey on relational and psychosocial attitudes of family physicians in Italy / DI TRANI, Michela; Enzo, Pirrotta; Leira, Muto; Solano, Luigi; SAN MARTINI, Pietro. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY CARE. - ISSN 2035-7443. - STAMPA. - 4:(2012), pp. 12-19.

Le attitudini relazionali e psicosociali del medico di famiglia in Italia: indagine conoscitiva mediante un nuovo questionario A new questionnaire survey on relational and psychosocial attitudes of family physicians in Italy

DI TRANI, MICHELA;SOLANO, Luigi;SAN MARTINI, Pietro
2012

Abstract

Questionnaires capable of measuring the psychosocial orientation of physicians, in the sense not only of relating adequately with the patient, but also of a consideration of the patient as a person and of psychosocial aspects as possible determinants of health and disease, appear to be scarce in the literature. Materials and Methods: On the basis of the literature examined and of contents emerging from some interviews administered to family physicians, a self-report Questionnaire for the measure of psychosocial orientation of physicians was constructed. This was administered to 174 family physicians. Results: Exploratory actor analysis showed the presence of three factors, which were named: "Good Relationship with the patient", including items indicating the physician's capacity to feel at ease in the relationship; Confusive and Destabilizing Closeness", including items indicating on one hand the possibility of considering the patient as a whole person and of acknowledging the influence of psychosocial factors on health and disease, on the other a feeling of confusion around clinical judgement; "Technical Efficacy", including items referring to professional, technical efficacy. "Good Relationship with the patient" and "Technical Efficacy" appear significantly correlated. Conclusions: Resuts show the possibility for the Questionnaire to assess the quality of the doctor's h man relationship with the patient and of his/her sense of efficacy in clinical work; these two aspects appear correlated. Results show, on the other hand, a difficulty for the physician to envisage a psychosocial dimension in health and disease construction, since this view may eventually cause insecurity in respect to his/her capacities of clinical judgement.
Questionnaire; factor structure; primary care
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Le attitudini relazionali e psicosociali del medico di famiglia in Italia: indagine conoscitiva mediante un nuovo questionario A new questionnaire survey on relational and psychosocial attitudes of family physicians in Italy / DI TRANI, Michela; Enzo, Pirrotta; Leira, Muto; Solano, Luigi; SAN MARTINI, Pietro. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF PRIMARY CARE. - ISSN 2035-7443. - STAMPA. - 4:(2012), pp. 12-19.
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