Attitudes to AIDS (Survey of Doctors)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kaross, Dietmar (Institut für Sozialpsychologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • Fischer, Lorenz (Institut für Sozialpsychologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • D. Kaross, Institut fuer Sozialpsychologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Health care and medical treatment
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • Abstract

    Effects of AIDS on the doctor-patient relationship. Topics: Experience with HIV-infected people or with AIDS patients both within and outside of the office as well as after normal hours; number of people with HIV treated and number of HIV antibody tests conducted; number of HIV-positive and HIV-negative test results; psychological and social problems of HIV-infected people and people suffering from AIDS; motivation for HIV/AIDS patients to visit the doctor; judgement on the risk of HIV infection in the practice of the medical profession; protective measures in the doctor´s office; reasons to recommend an HIV-antibody test; importance and most opportune time for measures accompanying the HIV-test (scale); personal attitude to the HIV-test; reporting the test results to the patient in person or by phone; assessment of the training status of doctors regarding the treatment of those infected with HIV or sick with AIDS; sources of information about HIV and AIDS; desired form of public discussion on the topic of AIDS; attitude to health policy measures in the area of combating AIDS (scale); knowledge of and judgement on the work of selected institutions in Cologne, which are active in the area of combating AIDS; evaluation of personal role as a doctor relative to dealing with HIV and AIDS patients as well as personal expectations of these patients; year of licensing to practice medicine and duration of time active practicing field of specialization. Additionally encoded were: week of response; anonymous vs. non-anonymous response.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-06 / 1988-07
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
All general practitioners in Cologne in the area of primary outpatient care for AIDS (general practitioners, internists as well as dermatologists).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Interview by mail
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 157
    Number of Variables: 97
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1830 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kaross, Dietmar: Eine empirische Analyse von Auswirkungen der HIV-/Aids-Problematik auf das Arzt-Patient-Verhältnis aus der Sicht von Ärzten. Universität zu Köln, Institut für Sozialpsychologie. Diplomarbeit, 1988
  • Kaross, Dietmar; Knauer, Rachel; Fischer, Lorenz: Probleme des Arzt-Patient-Verhältnisses im Zusammenhang mit der HIV-/Aids-Problematik. Referat auf dem 15. Kongreß für Angewandte Psychologie in München vom 5. bis 8. Oktober 1989

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22