Hidden Agenda Among Individuals Visiting a Family Physician in Turkey for Routine Health Visits: a Cross-sectional Study 1 2 Emrah Ersoy, MD and Esra Saatci, MD 1 2 Findikli Region, Center of Goitre Research and Treatment, Clinic of Family Medicine, Rize, Turkey; Department of Family Medicine, Cukurova University School of Medicine, Adana, Turkey. KEY WORDS: family health; health promotion; screening. RESULTS J Gen Intern Med 33(9):1436–7 Sociodemographic characteristics and lifestyle behaviors of DOI: 10.1007/s11606-018-4501-z participants are shown in Table 1. © Society of General Internal Medicine 2018 When we asked participants about their motivations for screening, 37% had no complaints or health concerns. Among INTRODUCTION patients with symptoms, 21% (n = 21) thought their complaints might be related with a serious disease and 42% (n=42) were When a patient requests a periodic health examination or a notsuresotheywanted toconsult the family physician for relief. screening test, physicians may assume it is for detection of an We asked participants BWhich disease do you think asymptomatic disease. In this context, most recommendations can be related with your complaints or health for periodic health examinations are based largely on the concerns?^, 29% stated cancer; 19% a chronic disease prevalence of preventable disease in
Journal of General Internal Medicine – Springer Journals
Published: May 29, 2018
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