Treatment Adherence in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem and Psychological Morbidity

Pettigrew, Laura (2001) Treatment Adherence in Adults With Cystic Fibrosis: An Exploratory Study of the Influence of Self-Efficacy, Self-Esteem and Psychological Morbidity. D Clin Psy thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Objective: To examine referrer awareness, utilisation and satisfaction with a dedicated General Medicine Clinical Psychology service 19 months after its introduction in a local hospital. Design: Questionnaire survey with background information obtained from the departmental database. Subjects & Settings: Sixty-two medical Consultants based within a General Hospital in Scotland. Results: Forty-seven Consultants (75.8%) responded with a single reminder to the postal questionnaire. Overall, referrers were satisfied with the service, but were notably dissatisfied with the current length of the waiting list. Unfortunately, the survey revealed that the majority of Consultants (55.6%) were unaware of the service before this contact. Nevertheless, respondents were very positive about the potential usefulness of a range of psychological interventions and there was overall support for further contact and/or information from the service. Conclusion: The survey demonstrated that Consultants at this local hospital have an awareness of the role of psychology in health, and an encouraging degree of enthusiasm for the application of the skills of Clinical Psychologists in their speciality. However, results suggest that Psychologists working within General Medicine must regularly review and audit their services in order to ensure that all potential referrers are aware of them. Moreover, further specialisation may be required within these services in order to meet the demands of individual medical departments.

Item Type: Thesis (D Clin Psy)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Sarah Wilson
Keywords: Clinical psychology
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-75983
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2019 17:09
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 17:09
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/75983

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