WONCA book indexation – 2015

Family physicians are large producers of knowledge. The site of Wonca Europe provides access to almost 20,000 abstracts produced by family physicians since 1995 (from Europe) and 1998 (from World Conferences). On the occasion of 20 years of Wonca Europe, an editorial committee selected 100 of the best abstracts and has asked each author (or a substitute) to make a chapter for the Wonca Book published in 2015 at the Wonca Europe congress.

The content analysis of medical texts also coined as instance organization or text classification is generally achieved by the use of MeSH. MeSH doesn’t always fit the need of the GP/FM. To fill gaps in MeSH, a specific family medicine classification has been developed under the name Core Content Classification of General Practice / Family Medicine (3CGP). A combination of ICPC + Q-Codes (new tool for non-clinical items) provides just fewer than 900 concepts for analyzing the contents of specific texts to family medicine.

The 100 chapters of the Wonca Book 2015 were analyzed using 3CGP by a single observer not involved in the editorial committee of the book.

Every text has been carefully read and a maximum of two concepts by chapter were reported in an Excel spreadsheet.

ICPC-2 is used to identify clinical items (symptoms – clinical process – diagnosis).

Q-Codes are used to identify non-clinical (managerial) items.


The analysis has been published in a poster:

Jamoulle M, Steylaert C. Concept identification and context analysis of the Wonca Europe 2015 book by instance-based categorization of general practice activities. In: Wonca Europe Istanbul conference 2015. 2015 . poster. Available from: http://orbi.ulg.ac.be/handle/2268/185776

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