Sara Willems

Summary

Affiliation: Ghent University
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. pmc The impact of neighborhood deprivation on patients' unscheduled out-of-hours healthcare seeking behavior: a cross-sectional study
    Sara Willems
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 14:136. 2013
  2. pmc Geriatric day hospital: opportunity or threat? A qualitative exploratory study of the referral behaviour of Belgian general practitioners
    Piet Vanden Bussche
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:202. 2010
  3. pmc QUALICOPC, a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary care
    Willemijn L A Schäfer
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 12:115. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic status of the patient and doctor-patient communication: does it make a difference?
    S Willems
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 56:139-46. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint The GP's perception of poverty: a qualitative study
    Sara J Willems
    Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare, Ghent University, Belgium
    Fam Pract 22:177-83. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint The independent impact of household- and neighborhood-based social determinants on early childhood caries: a cross-sectional study of inner-city children
    Sara Willems
    Departments of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Fam Community Health 28:168-75. 2005
  7. pmc Effectiveness of the introduction of a Chronic Care Model-based program for type 2 diabetes in Belgium
    Patricia Sunaert
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:207. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of EMP-3: an instrument to measure physician's attitudes toward ethnic minority patients
    Stephanie De Maesschalck
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Fam Med 42:262-7. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Determinants of early childhood caries in a group of inner-city children
    Luc Martens
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Centre for Special Care PaeCaMed, Ghent University, Belgium
    Quintessence Int 37:527-36. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Language, culture and emotions: exploring ethnic minority patients' emotional expressions in primary healthcare consultations
    Stephanie De Maesschalck
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 84:406-12. 2011

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Publications22

  1. pmc The impact of neighborhood deprivation on patients' unscheduled out-of-hours healthcare seeking behavior: a cross-sectional study
    Sara Willems
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 14:136. 2013
    ....
  2. pmc Geriatric day hospital: opportunity or threat? A qualitative exploratory study of the referral behaviour of Belgian general practitioners
    Piet Vanden Bussche
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:202. 2010
    ..This study aims to explore the barriers and facilitating factors of GPs' referral to GDHs...
  3. pmc QUALICOPC, a multi-country study evaluating quality, costs and equity in primary care
    Willemijn L A Schäfer
    NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Fam Pract 12:115. 2011
    ..QUALICOPC is funded by the European Commission under the "Seventh Framework Programme". In this article the background and design of the QUALICOPC study is described...
  4. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic status of the patient and doctor-patient communication: does it make a difference?
    S Willems
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 56:139-46. 2005
    ..A more effective communication could be established by both doctors and patients through doctors' awareness of the contextual communicative differences and empowering patients to express concerns and preferences...
  5. ncbi request reprint The GP's perception of poverty: a qualitative study
    Sara J Willems
    Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare, Ghent University, Belgium
    Fam Pract 22:177-83. 2005
    ..The accessibility of the health care system is one of the multiple and complex causes. The Physician's perceptions, beliefs and attitudes towards the patient are in this context important determinants...
  6. ncbi request reprint The independent impact of household- and neighborhood-based social determinants on early childhood caries: a cross-sectional study of inner-city children
    Sara Willems
    Departments of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Fam Community Health 28:168-75. 2005
    ..These variables can be considered adequate criteria to identify groups at risk within the overall population...
  7. pmc Effectiveness of the introduction of a Chronic Care Model-based program for type 2 diabetes in Belgium
    Patricia Sunaert
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:207. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Development and validation of EMP-3: an instrument to measure physician's attitudes toward ethnic minority patients
    Stephanie De Maesschalck
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Fam Med 42:262-7. 2010
    ..To evaluate these attitudes and perceptions, an instrument was developed and validated...
  9. ncbi request reprint Determinants of early childhood caries in a group of inner-city children
    Luc Martens
    Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Centre for Special Care PaeCaMed, Ghent University, Belgium
    Quintessence Int 37:527-36. 2006
    ..This study aimed to determine the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) and severe early childhood caries (s-ECC) in inner-city children in Ghent, Belgium, and to investigate the independent impact of its determinants...
  10. doi request reprint Language, culture and emotions: exploring ethnic minority patients' emotional expressions in primary healthcare consultations
    Stephanie De Maesschalck
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 84:406-12. 2011
    ..This study explores ethnic minority patients' expression of emotional cues and concerns in primary healthcare, and examines relationships with patient, provider and consultation attributes...
  11. pmc The social gradient in doctor-patient communication
    Evelyn Verlinde
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Equity Health 11:12. 2012
    ..A 2002 review synthesised the evidence on this topic. Considering the increasing importance of social inequalities in health care, an actualization of this review seemed appropriate...
  12. pmc Why do GPs hesitate to refer diabetes patients to a self-management education program: a qualitative study
    Patricia Sunaert
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Fam Pract 12:94. 2011
    ..This paper reports on a study exploring why a substantial number of GPs was (initially) reluctant to refer patients to a self-management education program in Belgium...
  13. doi request reprint Social differences in postponing a General Practitioner visit in Flanders, Belgium: which low-income patients are most at risk?
    Evelyn Verlinde
    Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Health Soc Care Community 21:364-72. 2013
    ..This might indicate that the access to health-care for low-income people might be hindered by barriers which are not directly linked to the cost of the consultation...
  14. doi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbidities through the eyes of the patient
    Pauline Boeckxstaens
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Chron Respir Dis 9:183-91. 2012
    ..Further research is mandatory to develop these generic programs focusing on patients with complicated needs. Primary care can provide the setting for exploration...
  15. doi request reprint Validity of self-reported utilization of physician services: a population study
    Wim Peersman
    1 Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Campus Heymans 6K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Public Health 24:91-7. 2014
    ....
  16. pmc The equity dimension in evaluations of the quality and outcomes framework: a systematic review
    Pauline Boeckxstaens
    Department of Family Medicine, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:209. 2011
    ..In this evaluation, a theory-based framework conceptualising equity in terms of equal access, equal treatment and equal treatment outcomes for people in equal need is used to guide the work...
  17. pmc Unique health care utilization patterns in a homeless population in Ghent
    Evelyn Verlinde
    Department of General Practice and Primary Healthcare, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 10:242. 2010
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Teaching communication skills to medical students, a challenge in the curriculum?
    Myriam Deveugele
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, B9000 Gent, Belgium
    Patient Educ Couns 58:265-70. 2005
    ..As communication skills become more and more important in medical practice, the new medical curriculum at Ghent University (1999) implemented a communication curriculum...
  19. doi request reprint An interdisciplinary community diagnosis experience in an undergraduate medical curriculum: development at Ghent University
    Bruno Art
    Department of Family Medicine and Primary Healthcare, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Acad Med 83:675-83. 2008
    ..Combining public health data with experiences originating from a patient encounter mimics real-life primary care situations. This campus-community collaboration contributes to the social accountability of the university...
  20. ncbi request reprint The importance of socio-economic status and individual characteristics on the prevalence of head lice in schoolchildren
    Sara Willems
    Ghent University, Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Campus UZ 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, B 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Eur J Dermatol 15:387-92. 2005
    ..The management of head lice should take a community-based approach equally involving families, schools, health care professionals and the government...
  21. doi request reprint Gender, educational and age differences in meanings that underlie global self-rated health
    Wim Peersman
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Campus Heymans, 1K3, De Pintelaan 185, 9000, Ghent, Belgium
    Int J Public Health 57:513-23. 2012
    ....
  22. pmc Implementation of a program for type 2 diabetes based on the Chronic Care Model in a hospital-centered health care system: "the Belgian experience"
    Patricia Sunaert
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Ghent University, Belgium
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:152. 2009
    ....