A qualitative study of adolescents with medically unexplained symptoms and their parents. Part 2: How is healthcare perceived?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_3F9745DB1ECE
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
A qualitative study of adolescents with medically unexplained symptoms and their parents. Part 2: How is healthcare perceived?
Périodique
Journal of Adolescence
Auteur(s)
Moulin V., Akre C., Rodondi P.Y., Ambresin A.E., Suris J.C.
ISSN
1095-9254 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0140-1971
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
45
Pages
317-326
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS) are common among adolescents and an important cause of clinical visits. This study sought to understand the experiences with, and perceptions of, the healthcare of adolescents who have MUS and their parents. Using a qualitative approach, six focus groups and two individual interviews were conducted with a total of ten adolescents and sixteen parents. The participants were recruited in a university hospital in Switzerland. A thematic analysis was conducted in accordance with the Grounded Theory. Six main themes emerged: needing a label for the symptoms, seeking an etiology to explain the symptoms, negotiating the medical system, medication and treatments, interactions with doctors, and the inclusion of parents during consultations. Transcending these themes, however, was the need for good communication between the adolescents, their parents and the clinicians. When explaining the symptoms, clinicians should make sure to discuss the results, investigations and lack of organic origin.
Pubmed
Web of science
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08/12/2015 14:27
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20/08/2019 13:36
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