- Acute cough: a qualitative analysis of how GPs manage the consultation when patients explicitly or implicitly expect antibiotic prescriptionsAttila Altiner
Department of General Practice, University Hospital, , PO Box 101007, , Germany
Fam Pract 21:500-6. 2004..CONCLUSION: GPs seem to overestimate the actual pressure to prescribe antibiotics for acute cough. The (over) prescription of antibiotics might not be a question of knowledge but a lack of patient centredness...
- Reducing antibiotic prescriptions for acute cough by motivating GPs to change their attitudes to communication and empowering patients: a cluster-randomized intervention studyAttila Altiner
Department of General Practice, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Moorenstr 5, 40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
J Antimicrob Chemother 60:638-44. 2007..Assessing the efficacy of an educational intervention that aimed to reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions in primary care by motivating GPs to change their attitudes to communication and by empowering patients...
- Fluoroquinolones to treat uncomplicated acute cough in primary care: predictors for unjustified prescribing of antibioticsAttila Altiner
Department of General Practice, Medical Faculty, University of Rostock, 18055 Rostock, Germany
J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1521-5. 2010..We tried to ascertain which factors best predict the nature of fluoroquinolone prescribing for acute cough in primary care...
- Dementia knowledge among general practitioners: first results and psychometric properties of a new instrumentMichael Pentzek
Department of General Practice, University Medical Center, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
Int Psychogeriatr 21:1105-15. 2009..There is no up-to-date measure of GPs' knowledge of dementia, resulting in the use of unreliable ad hoc questionnaires in recent studies, thus increasing the risk of biased results...
- Reducing unnecessary prescriptions of antibiotics for acute cough: adaptation of a leaflet aimed at Turkish immigrants in GermanySelime Sahlan
Department of General Practice, University Hospital, Heinrich Heine University, 40001 Duesseldorf, Germany
BMC Fam Pract 9:57. 2008..A German leaflet designed to improve the doctor-patient communication has been positively tested and then adapted for Turkish patients...
- Sputum colour for diagnosis of a bacterial infection in patients with acute coughAttila Altiner
Department of General Practice, University Hospital, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Scand J Prim Health Care 27:70-3. 2009..Sputum colour plays an important role in the disease concepts for acute cough, both in the patients' and the doctors' view. However, it is unclear whether the sputum colour can be used for diagnosis of a bacterial infection...
- Cued recall and other cognitive tasks to facilitate dementia recognition in primary careAngela Fuchs
Department of General Practice, Medical Faculty, University of Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
J Am Geriatr Soc 60:130-5. 2012..To compare the accuracy of commonly used tasks with that of the Visual Association Test (VAT), a conceptually different test involving cued recall of pictorial stimuli, in the recognition of dementia within primary care...
- Are women getting relevant information about mammography screening for an informed consent: a critical appraisal of information brochures used for screening invitation in Germany, Italy, Spain and FranceElisabeth Gummersbach
Department of General Practice, Universitatsklinikum, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany
Eur J Public Health 20:409-14. 2010....