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Study TitleGeneral practice evaluation: content of consultations, 1991
Primary InvestigatorHays, R. Sanderson, L.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
AbstractThis data was collected as part of the development of an instrument for mapping the content of general practice consultations. Consultation mapping is a method of systematic observation, borrowed from the behavioural sciences. A consultation map may be described as a two-dimensional representation of activity occurring during a consultation, over a length of time. In order to create a consultation map, large segments of conversation, short sentences, single words or periods of dialogue are categorised according to the type of communication taking place. This study employs ten different categories of communication: (1) current problems, nature and history; (2) Patient ideas; (3) Patient concerns; (4) Patient expectations; (5) Ongoing problems; (6) Health promotion/illness prevention; (7) Explanation to patient; (8) Involving patient in management; (9) Action taken; (10) Social/neutral. The data consist of minute-by-minute information about which of the ten categories of communication occurred, in each of thirty consultations.
Production Date (documentation)1992-05-01
Bibliographic CitationHays, R. and Sanderson, L. General practice evaluation: content of consultations, 1991 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2010.
CopyrightCopyright © 2005, University of Sydney. All rights reserved.
ContactDr Richard Hays
Contact AffiliationDepartment of Community Medicine, University of Sydney
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Health;Health services and medical care
KeywordsCommunication;Medical practitioners;Patients
Population (Universe)general practice consultations
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1991-11-01 End date - Data Collection: 1991-11-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1991-11-01 Time Period - End: 1991-11-01
Geographic CoverageNot specified. The videotaped consultations were obtained from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, and are of two general practitioners.
Geographic UnitNo geographic information in data file.
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureconvenience sample Observations were made from videotapes of consultations held by two general practitioners: 20 consultations by one practitioner and 10 by the other. The videotapes were obtained from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Data Kindobservational ratings/data
Response RateNot applicable; data were drawn from videotapes already obtained by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Data Access Content
Deposit Information Content
DepositorDr Richard Hays
Deposit Date1992-05-01
VersionVersion 2
Other Content
Unit of AnalysisThe unit of analysis in the data file is the "minute". Each minute is identified according to when it occurred in the consultation (MINUTE), which consultation it came from (CONSULT) and who rated it (RATER).
Mode of Data Collectionobservation The two raters observed videotaped consultations, and indicated the category (or categories) of communication occurring in each minute of the consultation.
CommentThis data was collected as part of the development of an instrument for mapping the content of general practice consultations. Consultation mapping is a method of systematic observation, borrowed from the behavioural sciences. A consultation map may be described as a two-dimensional representation of activity occurring during a consultation, over a length of time. In order to create a consultation map, large segments of conversation, short sentences, single words or periods of dialogue are categorised according to the type of communication taking place. This study employs ten different categories of communication: (1) current problems, nature and history; (2) Patient ideas; (3) Patient concerns; (4) Patient expectations; (5) Ongoing problems; (6) Health promotion/illness prevention; (7) Explanation to patient; (8) Involving patient in management; (9) Action taken; (10) Social/neutral. The data consist of minute-by-minute information about which of the ten categories of communication occurred, in each of thirty consultations.
Study Creation Date2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Hays, R. and Sanderson, L. General practice evaluation: content of consultations, 1991 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2010.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2005, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)General practice evaluation: content of consultations, 1991
WeightingNo weights were used.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
LabelGeneral practice evaluation: content of consultations, 1991
Languageen
CountriesAustralia
Type of Research InstrumentUnstructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
Production Date2005-01-31
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version Date2010-01-14
Version NotesThe data file was rewritten when data were made available in Nesstar. A data point which had been entered in the wrong column was corrected at this time.
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodcross-sectional (one-time) study
WeightingNo weights were used.
Minute of consultation Return to 00622   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
minute 1.0 26.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:39 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1066816
Interval: contin
Label: Minute of consultation
Maximum: 26.0
Mean: 8.502
Minimum: 1.0
Variable Name: minute
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622_V1
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 1
Std. Deviation: 5.416
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:39 UTC
Maximum: 26.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V1
Variable Width: 2
Person who rated the consultation Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
rater 1.0 2.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:37 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
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Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1066814
Interval: discrete
Label: Person who rated the consultation
Variable Name: rater
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622_V2
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:37 UTC
Maximum: 2.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V2
Variable Width: 1
Consultation identification number Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
consult 1.0 30.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:38 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1066815
Interval: contin
Label: Consultation identification number
Maximum: 30.0
Mean: 13.075
Minimum: 1.0
Variable Name: consult
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622_V3
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 3
Std. Deviation: 8.044
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:38 UTC
Maximum: 30.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V3
Variable Width: 2
Proportion of minute spent on: Current problems, nature and history Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat1
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:36 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
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Format Schema: other
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Interval: discrete
Label: Proportion of minute spent on: Current problems, nature and history
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Variable Position: 4
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Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:36 UTC
Variable ID: V4
Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Patient ideas Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat2
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
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Format Schema: other
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Label: Proportion of minute spent on: Patient ideas
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Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 5
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:35 UTC
Variable ID: V5
Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Patient concerns Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat3
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:34 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:53 UTC
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Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1066811
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Label: Proportion of minute spent on: Patient concerns
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 6
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:34 UTC
Variable ID: V6
Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Patient expectations Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat4
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 08:28:32 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Label: Proportion of minute spent on: Patient expectations
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
Variable Position: 7
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:32 UTC
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Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Ongoing problems Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat5
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 840
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ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00622
Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:30 UTC
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Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Health promotion/illness prevention Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat6
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Valid Cases: 840
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Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Explanation to patient Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
cat7
Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Proportion of minute spent on: Involving patient in management Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
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cat8
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Database Study ID: 2546
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Proportion of minute spent on: Action taken Return to 00622   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
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Misc.
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Variable Width: 5
Proportion of minute spent on: Social/neutral Arrow_down
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Study Creation Date: 2011-04-18 18:08:54 UTC
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Database Study ID: 2546
Updated At: 2011-07-30 08:28:26 UTC
Variable ID: V13
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