Verona medical interview classification system (VR-MICS)

Developers: Lidia D. Piccolo, Nicola Mead, Linda Gask, Maria A. Mazzi, Claudia Goss, Michaela Rimondini, Christa Zimmermann

Year of publication: 2005

Date last updated: 7 June 2024

Setting in which the tool was originally developed/validated: General practice

Restriction to setting(s): Not specified

Target group: General practitioners and their (emotional) patients

Language(s): English

Translations(s): Italian

Specific constructs/behaviours:

Providers: Information gathering, patient facilitation, involving the patient, supporting the patient, educating the patient
Patients: Expressions of cues and statements, expressions of expectations/opinions, question asking, expressions of (dis)agreement, checking understanding.

Tool topics:

Cues and concerns / emotions
Facilitative communication / stimulating patient activation
Gathering information/listening
Patient-centered communication
Socio-emotional focused communication

Intended application: Research

Reference(s) to development/validation paper(s):

Del Piccolo L, Mazzi M, Saltini A, Zimmermann C. Inter and intra individual variations in physicians’ verbal behaviour during primary care consultations. Social Science & Medicine. 2002 Nov 1;55(10):1871-85.
DOI: 10.1016/s0277-9536(01)00314-8

Reference links:

Tool/manual available: No. (N/A)