Bernardino Oliva Fanlo won the award for the best doctoral thesis in family medicine in Spain

Wednesday, May 17th, 2023

The doctoral thesis of Bernardino Oliva-Fanlo (member of the COGITA group) entitled ‚ÄúGut Feelings in the diagnostic process of Spanish family physicians” has won the II PREMIO DE INVESTIGACI√ďN EN MEDICINA DE FAMILIA SALVADOR TRANCHE award for the doctoral thesis published in Spain in 2022 of greatest interest for Family Medicine. The prize is awarded… read more

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Gut feelings and cancer diagnosis

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The study of the role of gut feelings in the diagnosis of cancer has been increasing in recent years as the existence and value of GPs‚Äô gut feelings gained prominence. Focusing on primary care we can find qualitative and quantitative approaches. Here you find an update of a summary of some of these studies, written… read more

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Marie Barais is the coordinator of the COGITA network group

Monday, May 13th, 2019

May 2019. Marie Barais is the coordinator of the European network group of gut feelings researchers, called COGITA. Last year, in Antwerp (Belgium), Marie defended successfully her PhD entitled ‘The sense of alarm as a tool preventing error in primary care’. Her email adress:

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Marie Barais defended her PhD about the sense of alarm in primary care, in Antwerp (Belgium)

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Marie Barais, a French GP (Brest), defended successfully her PhD entitled ‘The sense of alarm as a tool preventing error in primary care’, in Antwerp (2018/10/17). In the first part of¬†this thesis,¬†she gives ¬†account for the translation of the gut feelings questionnaire (GFQ)¬†in three European languages. She also¬†reports the results of a thoroughly performed feasibility… read more

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Gooske Douw defended her PhD Just Worry, in Nijmegen (NL).

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Gooske Douw, a nurse, defended succesfully her thesis ‘Just Worry. Exploring triggers used by nurses to identify surgical patients at risk for clinical deterioration’, in Nijmegen (2018/10/4). From literature, it is known that nurses may have a sense of alarm earlier that vital parameters will deviate. The aim of the thesis was to explore nurses’… read more

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Gut Feelings Questionnaire in Polish language

Friday, December 11th, 2015

Slawomir Czachowski and Agnieszka Sowinska performed the linguistic validation of the Gut Feelings Questionnaire (GFQ) from English into Polish. A report about the procedure they and the authors of the French and the German GFQ followed has been submitted to a family practice journal. GFQ Polish-real practice FIXED GFQ Polish-case vignette FIXED

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French Gut Feelings Questionnaire

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Marie Barais, Florie Scouarnec, S√©bastien de Vill√®le, J√©r√©my Derri√©nnic and Pierre Barraine performed the translation of the Gut Feelings Questionnaire (GFQ) into¬†a French language real practice¬†version, following a linguistic validation procedure. They will together with German and Polish researchers who recently¬†performed German and Polish language versions¬†publish an article to give account of the way they… read more

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Gut Feelings Questionnaire in German language

Friday, June 19th, 2015

The Gut Feelings Questionnaire has been translated into German using a linguistic validation procedure. The whole validation procedure was done by the researchers¬†Johannes Hauswaldt (general practitioner)¬†and Daniel Hausmann (psychologist). They plan to publish a report of the whole procedure together with French and Polish researchers who performed a similar translation procedure into French and Polish…. read more

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The biggest hurdle of implementing EBM in general practice

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Paul Glasziou, an important professor of EBM at Bond University in Australia, wrote a BMJ blog (BMJ Clinical Evidence Blog) about the future of EBM. We can learn a lot of Paul but he forgot to mention the biggest hurdle of implementing EBM, at least in general practice: the lack of studies into how to… read more

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Guest Professor at the University of Antwerp

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

The University of Antwerp (Belgium) appointed Erik Stolper to guest professor (general practice) for three years (1 Ocober 2013 till 30 September 2016) .

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