Helping patients manage their condition: Illness representations matter

Posted Posted in Assessment, Communication, Coping, Illness representation

By Yael Benyamini, Tel Aviv University, Israel and Evangelos C. Karademas, University of Crete, Greece Anna and Mary are both healthy 45-year-old women, living in a large European city. Each of them knows several people who have contracted COVID-19 and constantly hears and reads about it. Anna believes it is a very serious disease, and […]

Improving the delivery of brief alcohol advice in primary care: views from both sides of the consultation table

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

By Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University, UK Levels of drinking have fallen recently in some parts of Europe, particularly amongst young people. However, excessive alcohol consumption remains a major risk factor for poor health and early death. Providing simple brief advice to those identified as heavy drinkers can help reduce the amount of alcohol people consume, […]

Važnost procjene klijentovih strategija suočavanja

Posted Posted in Assessment, Coping

Nadia Garnefski i Vivian Kraaij, Odjel za kliničku psihologiju, Sveučilište u Leidenu, Nizozemska „Rob je upravo saznao da ima HIV (negativan događaj). Smatra da je on osobno za to kriv (samookrivljavanje) i izbjegava se vidjeti sa svojim prijateljima (povlačenje). Cijela ova situacija ga čini tužnim. Za vrijeme boravka kod kuće, ne može prestati razmišljati o […]

Jedno od n-tih istraživanja: Što možemo naučiti istraživanjem pojedinog slučaja?

Posted Posted in Assessment, Interventions

Autori: Marie Johnston i Derek Johnston,  Sveučilište u Aberdeenu, Škotska Uvod Stručnjaci iz prakse često žele dati odgovor na problem koji se odnosi na jednog pojedinca,  tim zdravstvenih djelatnika, određenu bolnicu, regiju i slično. Na primjer, možda bi bila važna informacija koliko često pretila osoba jede grickalice, gdje i kada ih jede te  pojačava li […]