Preliminary data of the CORap study (Gut Feelings Prognostic Value in Primary Care)

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the EGPRN meeting (Tampere, Finland, 2019) Bernardino Oliva-Fanlo, SebastiĂ  March, David Medina, Gaspar Tamborero, MarĂ­a MartĂ­n-RabadĂĄn, Erik Stolper, Magdalena Esteva. Background. GPs have Gut Feelings (GF) during patient visits: a sense of reassurance (SR) when the GP feels that everything about a patient fits or a sense of alarm… read more

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GPs’ gut feelings sense of alarm is valuable in dyspnoea and chest pain

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Abstract, accepted for oral presentation at the EGPRN conference (Tampere, Finland, 2019) by Marie Barais. Background. Dyspnoea and chest pain are symptoms shared with multiple pathologies ranging from the benign to life-threatening diseases. Gut feelings such as the sense of alarm and the sense of reassurance play a substantial role in the diagnostic reasoning process… read more

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Role of intuitive knowledge in the diagnostic reasoning of hospital specialists: a focus group study

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Abstract Background and objective Intuition is an important part of human decision-making and can be explained by the dual-process theory where analytical and non-analytical reasoning processes continually interact. These processes can also be identified in physicians’ diagnostic reasoning. The valuable role of intuition, including gut feelings, has been shown among general practitioners and nurses, but… read more

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Gut feelings in the diagnostic reasoning process; the role of uncertainty

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Abstract What role does uncertainty play in the doctor’s diagnostic reasoning process? Would it not be better to avoid uncertainty as much as possible? In this article we answer this question from an epistemological perspective. Doctors build up relevant, situational knowledge during the diagnostic process through listening, observation and interpretation during their contact with the… read more

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Gut Feelings Questionnaire in daily practice: a feasibility study using a mixed-methods approach in three European countries

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Abstract Objectives The validated Gut Feelings Questionnaire (GFQ) is a 10-item questionnaire based on the definitions of the sense of alarm and the sense of reassurance. The purpose of the GFQ is to determine the presence or absence of gut feelings in the diagnostic reasoning of general practitioners (GPs). The aim was to test the… read more

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Cross-cultural translation and validation of the ‘gut feelings’ questionnaire into Spanish and Catalan

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The Gut Feelings Questionnaire is available in Spanish and Catalan language. Read the publication in EJGP. Or look up all translations on Abstract Background: The gut feelings questionnaire (GFQ) is the only tool developed to assess the presence of a ‘sense of alarm’ or a ‘sense of reassurance’ in the diagnostic process of general practitioners… read more

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Dutch language presentation about the development of a questionnaire

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The development of the Gut Feelings Questionnaire, presented at a ‘Broodje HAG’ in Maastricht, the Netherlands: 7 consensus statements, the calculation of a Cronbach’s alfa and a Principal Component Analysis, a construct validation procedure and a crossbordering feasibilitiy study. See

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The role of intuitive knowledge in diagnostic reasoning of hospital specialists

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Poster presentation at the ‘Wetenschapsavond’ (scientific meeting) in the Isala Hospital (Zwolle, the Netherlands, 12/12/2017) BannerIsala2017    

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Do GPs know more than other doctors?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Norbert Donner-Banzhoff wrote a commentary on: ‘COGITA network has constructed a glossary of diagnostic reasoning terms’. The answer to the question in the title is a clear ‘yes’. Read more.

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Comments on ‘Recognition of sepsis in primary care: a survey among GPs’.

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Recently, in the BJGP Open an article was published about how GPs recognize a sepsis. The authors’ final conclusion was that the history, the general appearance and a gut feeling are more important elements than body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and peripheral oxygen saturation in self-reported cases of patients referred due to a possible serious infection…. read more

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