Family physicians’ gut feelings are measurable: construct validation of a questionnaire

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

We succeeded to validate a short questionnaire measuring the presence of gut feelings in diagnostic reasoning. It enables quantitative research into the role of gut feelings and their diagnostic value in family physicians’ diagnostic reasoning.... read more

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Gut Feelings as a Third Track

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

This paper reviews litterature from medical, psychological and neuroscientific perspectives and explains how gut feelings arise and function using a knowledge-based model of GP's diagnostic reasoning. ... read more

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‘Gut feelings’ in general practice in Europe

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Conclusion: the 'sense of alarm' is a familiar phenomenon in general practices in Europe. We propose to use the English phrase 'gut feelings' in further research reports. ... read more

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Consensus on gut feelings in general practice

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Conclusion: the sense of alarm and the sense of reassurance are now well-defined concepts. These descriptions enable us to operationalise the concept of gut feelings in further research.... read more

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The diagnostic role of gut feelings in general practice

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

Conclusion: gut feelings are familiar to most GPs in the Netherlands and play a substantial role in their everyday routine. The participants distinguished two types of gut feelings, a sense of reassurance and a sense of alarm. We need more research into the contributions of individual determinants and into the test properties of gut feelings to make the concept suitable for medical education.... read more

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EGPRN 2007 – “Something doesn’t fit, here!”

Monday, September 3rd, 2007

Summary: The existence of a “sensation of alarm” has been established beyond doubt. GPs used the words “Something does not fit, here!” quite uniformly. Nevertheless, they described non-analytical processes in their decision making which were quite different from each other. Emotional and vegetative connotations differ considerably for physician and situation, also. ... read more

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The nature of diagnostic reasoning by experienced general practitioners

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Entitled in Dutch: 'Hoe verloopt het diagnostisch denken van de ervaren huisarts?' It can be found in chapter 2 of the PhD 'Gut feelings in general practice' from Erik Stolper... read more

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