Perspektiven von Medizinischen Fachangestellten zu teambasierter Behandlung von Patienten mit Panikstörung in der Hausarztpraxis – Eine qualitative Studie


AIM OF THE STUDY: Investigation of the perspective of medical assistants (MA) regarding their participation in behaviour-therapy oriented interventions in family practice.

METHOD: 15 MA (w, 39.5 years old), case managers in a general practitioner supported exercise programme for patients with panic disorder (ICD-10: F41.0), were interviewed using semi-structured interview guidelines on the recruitment and interaction of/with patients, communication of the exercises and implementation in everyday practice. The interviews (n = 14) were documented, transcribed and qualitatively analysed according to Mayring.

RESULTS: MA perceived their contribution to the intervention regarding recruitment and monitoring of patients through telephone contacts as positive.

CONCLUSION: Strengthening the role of MAs' can help to provide targeted support for patients with mental health problems in GP care as part of a low-threshold intervention and relieve the workload on the GP.

Bibliographical data

Translated title of the contributionHealth Assistants Perspectives on Team-Led Program for Patients with Panic Disorder in General Practice - A Qualitative Study
Original languageGerman
Publication statusPublished - 07.2021
PubMed 33271620