Influence of illness script components and medical practice on medical decision making

Paul Van Schaik, Darren Flynn, Anna Van Wersch, Andrew Douglass, Paul Cann

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

14 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Illness scripts are knowledge structures composed of consequences, enabling conditions, and faults. The effects of illness script components - consequences and enabling conditions - and physician factors on referral decisions for gastrointestinal disorders were investigated. The hypothesis that consequences and enabling conditions increase the likelihood of referral was confirmed and several interactions between consequences and enabling conditions were found. The hypothesis that physician factors moderate the effect of enabling conditions was also confirmed, but (contrary to illness script theory) evidence was also found for moderation of consequences. Both enabling conditions and consequences were found to be moderated by physician factors to a larger extent than previously assumed by illness script theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005

Fingerprint

Physicians
Referral and Consultation
Clinical Decision-Making

Cite this

@article{67a4cd5de48f4db5a9ac4d68b4eadac4,
title = "Influence of illness script components and medical practice on medical decision making",
abstract = "Illness scripts are knowledge structures composed of consequences, enabling conditions, and faults. The effects of illness script components - consequences and enabling conditions - and physician factors on referral decisions for gastrointestinal disorders were investigated. The hypothesis that consequences and enabling conditions increase the likelihood of referral was confirmed and several interactions between consequences and enabling conditions were found. The hypothesis that physician factors moderate the effect of enabling conditions was also confirmed, but (contrary to illness script theory) evidence was also found for moderation of consequences. Both enabling conditions and consequences were found to be moderated by physician factors to a larger extent than previously assumed by illness script theory.",
author = "{Van Schaik}, Paul and Darren Flynn and {Van Wersch}, Anna and Andrew Douglass and Paul Cann",
year = "2005",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1037/1076-898X.11.3.187",
language = "English",
volume = "11",
pages = "187--199",
journal = "Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied",
issn = "1076-898X",
publisher = "American Psychological Association Inc.",
number = "3",

}

Influence of illness script components and medical practice on medical decision making. / Van Schaik, Paul; Flynn, Darren; Van Wersch, Anna; Douglass, Andrew; Cann, Paul.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol. 11, No. 3, 01.09.2005, p. 187-199.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Influence of illness script components and medical practice on medical decision making

AU - Van Schaik, Paul

AU - Flynn, Darren

AU - Van Wersch, Anna

AU - Douglass, Andrew

AU - Cann, Paul

PY - 2005/9/1

Y1 - 2005/9/1

N2 - Illness scripts are knowledge structures composed of consequences, enabling conditions, and faults. The effects of illness script components - consequences and enabling conditions - and physician factors on referral decisions for gastrointestinal disorders were investigated. The hypothesis that consequences and enabling conditions increase the likelihood of referral was confirmed and several interactions between consequences and enabling conditions were found. The hypothesis that physician factors moderate the effect of enabling conditions was also confirmed, but (contrary to illness script theory) evidence was also found for moderation of consequences. Both enabling conditions and consequences were found to be moderated by physician factors to a larger extent than previously assumed by illness script theory.

AB - Illness scripts are knowledge structures composed of consequences, enabling conditions, and faults. The effects of illness script components - consequences and enabling conditions - and physician factors on referral decisions for gastrointestinal disorders were investigated. The hypothesis that consequences and enabling conditions increase the likelihood of referral was confirmed and several interactions between consequences and enabling conditions were found. The hypothesis that physician factors moderate the effect of enabling conditions was also confirmed, but (contrary to illness script theory) evidence was also found for moderation of consequences. Both enabling conditions and consequences were found to be moderated by physician factors to a larger extent than previously assumed by illness script theory.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=27644558509&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1037/1076-898X.11.3.187

DO - 10.1037/1076-898X.11.3.187

M3 - Article

VL - 11

SP - 187

EP - 199

JO - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

JF - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied

SN - 1076-898X

IS - 3

ER -