Questions to Elicit the Patient Explanatory Model

1. What do you call this problem?
2. What do you believe is the cause of this problem?
3. What course do you expect it to take? How serious is it?
4. What do you think this problem does inside your body?
5. How does it affect your body and your mind?
6. What do you most fear about this condition?
7. What do you most fear about the treatment?
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