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Title: Treatment adherence in adults with cystic fibrosis : an exploratory study of the influence of self-efficacy, self-esteem and psychological morbidity
Author: Pettigrew, Laura
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2001
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Objective: To examine referrer awareness, utilisation and satisfaction with a dedicated General Medicine Clinical Psychology service 19 months after its introduction in a local hospital. Design: Questionnaire survey with background information obtained from the departmental database. Subjects & Settings: Sixty-two medical Consultants based within a General Hospital in Scotland. Results: Forty-seven Consultants (75.8%) responded with a single reminder to the postal questionnaire. Overall, referrers were satisfied with the service, but were notably dissatisfied with the current length of the waiting list. Unfortunately, the survey revealed that the majority of Consultants (55.6%) were unaware of the service before this contact. Nevertheless, respondents were very positive about the potential usefulness of a range of psychological interventions and there was overall support for further contact and/or information from the service. Conclusion: The survey demonstrated that Consultants at this local hospital have an awareness of the role of psychology in health, and an encouraging degree of enthusiasm for the application of the skills of Clinical Psychologists in their speciality. However, results suggest that Psychologists working within General Medicine must regularly review and audit their services in order to ensure that all potential referrers are aware of them. Moreover, further specialisation may be required within these services in order to meet the demands of individual medical departments.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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