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dc.contributor.authorElsey, C.*
dc.contributor.authorDrew, P.*
dc.contributor.authorJones, Danielle K.*
dc.contributor.authorBlackburn, D.*
dc.contributor.authorWakefield, S.*
dc.contributor.authorHarkness, K.*
dc.contributor.authorVenneri, A.*
dc.contributor.authorReuber, M.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T08:44:50Z
dc.date.available2016-05-10T08:44:50Z
dc.date.issued2015-09
dc.identifier.citationElsey C, Drew P, Jones D, Blackburn D, Wakefield S, Harkness K, Venneri A and Reuber M (2015) Towards diagnostic conversational profiles of patients presenting with dementia or functional memory disorders to memory clinics. Patient Education & Counseling. 98(9): 1071-1077.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/8324
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractObjective This study explores whether the profile of patients’ interactional behaviour in memory clinic conversations with a doctor can contribute to the clinical differentiation between functional memory disorders (FMD) and memory problems related to neurodegenerative diseases. Methods Conversation Analysis of video recordings of neurologists’ interactions with patients attending a specialist memory clinic. “Gold standard” diagnoses were made independently of CA findings by a multi-disciplinary team based on clinical assessment, neuropsychological testing and brain imaging. Results Two discrete conversational profiles for patients with memory complaints emerged, including (i) who attends the clinic (i.e., whether or not patients are accompanied), and (ii) patients’ responses to neurologists’ questions about memory problems, such as difficulties with compound questions and providing specific and elaborated examples and frequent “I don’t know” responses. Conclusion Specific communicative difficulties are characteristic of the interaction patterns of patients with a neurodegenerative pathology. Those difficulties are manifest in memory clinic interactions with neurologists, thereby helping to differentiate patients with dementia from those with FMD. Practical implications Our findings demonstrate that conversational profiles based on patients’ contributions to memory clinic encounters have diagnostic potential to assist the screening and referral process from primary care, and the diagnostic service in secondary care.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbydoi:10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.021en_US
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier B.V. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)en_US
dc.subjectDementia; Differential diagnosis; Communication; Functional memory disorders; Conversation analysisen_US
dc.titleTowards diagnostic conversational profiles of patients presenting with dementia or functional memory disorders to memory clinicsen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2015-05-30
dc.date.application2015-06-11
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted Manuscripten_US
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