He or she participate excessively actively in the interview, so he or she gives answers by the patient.instructs the doctor or induces responses in the patient.For each patient and companion the following variables were collected: type of companion classified as “collaborator” and “noncollaborator” according to the definition given in Table 1 [9,11,12] from the decision of the usual doctor in the medical office, and who remains in the same consultation for over 25 years, age, sex, chronic disease (defined as “any alteration or deviation from normal that have one or more of the following characteristics: is permanent, leaves residual impairment, is caused by a non-reversible pathological alteration, it requires special training of the patient for rehabilitation, and/or can be expected to require a long period of control, observation or treatment”)  and classified according to International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) , taking medication, collecting the therapeutic drugs group, classified according to ATC code or system Anatomic Classification, Therapeutic, Chemical , sick leave of the patient, the problems in the family context (based on the genogram, and valued by the family doctor who performed the genogram at the past time, by viewing the family scheme (the genogram, schematic model of the structure and processes of a family, included the family structure, life cycle when that family is, the important life events, family resources, and family relational patterns) [16-19], social-occupancy class, according to the Registrar General’s classification of occupations and social status code [20,21] if the analytical or imaging test was requested for the patient, if the patient needs a consultation with the specialist, the companion relationship with the patient, and the social availability of companion in relation to the patient. Explains the doctor's instructions to the patient When he or she meets any of these criteria: 1.- He or she generally it remains in the waiting room.Helps the doctor spontaneously and with respect, gives relevant information about the patient and adopts a position of responsibility in the therapeutic process. is not involved or does poorly in the development of clinical interview 2.
Conclusions: We found a slight predominance of the companions “non-collaborators”, who are housewives or unemployed preferably, and with family problems; on the other hand, the patients who are accompanied for these companions also present family problems.
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Visit for more related articles at Journal of Health Education Research & Development Objective: To know the frequency and characteristics of the types of companions of the patients, classified as “collaborators” and “non-collaborators” from the point of view of the doctor, and to compare them to assess whether there are relevant variables associated to take into account and for preventing difficulties in the clinical interview.
Besides, routine visits in which one or more family member is present in the medical office with the patient are frequent.
Overall, it is accepted that in about 30% of consultations there is a companion with the patient, usually a family member, who can assume important roles in improving the understanding of both the patient and doctor [7,8].
The scope of practice of Family Medicine is not defined by diagnoses or procedures, but by human needs.