Yassaee, A.A. et al. Journal of Adolescent Health. Published online: 2 December 2016
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents’ (11–15 years) experience of their general practitioner (GP), whether poor reported GP experience was associated with worse physical and mental health measures and whether poor previous GP experience was linked to lower utilization of these services.
Conclusions: Nearly half of this large, national study of adolescents did not feel able to discuss personal matters with their doctor. There was a consistent, strong association between reported lack of good GP experience and poor health measures.
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