Gut feelings in general practice: why you should join our international research group COGITA

Saturday, December 19th, 2020

WONCA Berlin presentation by Marie Barais (2020)

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How to better predict the future? A taste of practical philosophy for generalists and trainees

Friday, December 11th, 2020

A short introduction into the philosophical aspects of clinical reasoning in general practice (WONCA 2020 Berlin, Sietse Wieringa and Erik Stolper).

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Linguistic validation of the gut feelings questionnaire in Ukraine

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

Background: Medical clinical decisions is based on combination of analytical and non-analytic thinking. The concept of ‚Äúgut feeling questionnaire‚ÄĚ (GFQ) in GP was described through qualitative research of both sensations of alarm and assurance. The investigated enquirer has been validated in 5 countries. Research questions: Linguistic validation of the European GFQ translated from English into… read more

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How does child abuse suspicion arise in general practice?

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Accepted abstract EGPRN Tampere 2019 by Erik Stolper, Jan Paul Verdenius, Geert Jan Dinant, Margje van de Wiel Background Child abuse is wide spread, occurs in all cultures and communities and remains undiscovered in 90% of the cases. 80% of reported child abuse concerns emotional ill-treatment. In the Netherlands, at least 3% (118.000) of children… read more

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Quantitative and thematic analysis of gut feelings’ text notes

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the EGPRN-conference (Tampere, Finland, 2019) Bernardino Oliva-Fanlo, Sebasti√† March, Cristina Gadea, Erik Stolper, Magdalena Esteva Background: GPs use gut feelings (GF) during a patient visit to pace their decisions. A ‘sense of alarm’ (SA) means that intervention seems necessary to prevent imminent serious health problems, and a ‘sense of… read more

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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, Sebasti√† March, David Medina, Gaspar Tamborero, Mar√≠a Mart√≠n-Rabad√°n, 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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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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Hier stimmt was nicht! Can a GP trust his/her diagnostic gut feelings?

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Accepted abstract of a workshop at the 51st Annual Congress of General Practitioners and Family Medicine 2017, in Dusseldorf, Germany. DEGAM2017 abstract

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