Assessing predictors of intention to prescribe sick leave among primary care physicians using the theory of planned behaviour.
BMC Fam Pract 2018 Jan 16;19(1):18. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50586, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Background: Providing sickness certification is a decision that primary care physicians make on a daily basis. The majority of sickness certification studies in the literature involve a general assessment of physician or patient behaviour without the use of a robust psychological framework to guide research accuracy. To address this deficiency, this study utilized the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) to specifically gauge the intention and other salient predictors related to sickness certification prescribing behaviour amongst primary care physicians. Read More