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Medical Specialists’ Patient-Centered Communication and Patient-Reported Outcomes

Medical Specialists’ Patient-Centered Communication and Patient-Reported Outcomes ORIGINAL ARTICLE Medical Specialists’ Patient-Centered Communication and Patient-Reported Outcomes Linda C. Zandbelt, MSc,* Ellen M. A. Smets, PhD,* Frans J. Oort, PhD,* Mieke H. Godfried, MD, PhD,† and Hanneke C. J. M. de Haes, PhD* Key Words: patient-centeredness, patient participation, physician- Background: Physicians’ patient-centered communication in the patient relations, communication, satisfaction, adherence medical consultation is generally expected to improve patient out- (Med Care 2007;45: 330 –339) comes. However, empirical evidence is contradictory so far, and most studies were done in primary care. Objective: We sought to determine the association of specialists’ patient-centered communication with patient satisfaction, adher- ence, and health status. patient-centered approach is advocated universally in Methods: Residents and specialists in internal medicine (n  30) Amodern medical education. It acknowledges the patient as 1–3 and their patients (n  323) completed a questionnaire before a an individual with a unique life-history and needs. By using patient-centered communication, the physician aims to (videotaped) follow-up encounter. Patients’ satisfaction was as- ensure that the patient’s concerns, ideas, and expectations are sessed immediately after the consultation and their self-reported expressed. This technique is assumed to increase confidence treatment adherence, symptoms, and distress 2 weeks later. Special- of the patient that his/her http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Medical Care Wolters Kluwer Health

Medical Specialists’ Patient-Centered Communication and Patient-Reported Outcomes

Medical Care , Volume 45 (4) – Apr 1, 2007

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0025-7079
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1537-1948
DOI
10.1097/01.mlr.0000250482.07970.5f
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17496717
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE Medical Specialists’ Patient-Centered Communication and Patient-Reported Outcomes Linda C. Zandbelt, MSc,* Ellen M. A. Smets, PhD,* Frans J. Oort, PhD,* Mieke H. Godfried, MD, PhD,† and Hanneke C. J. M. de Haes, PhD* Key Words: patient-centeredness, patient participation, physician- Background: Physicians’ patient-centered communication in the patient relations, communication, satisfaction, adherence medical consultation is generally expected to improve patient out- (Med Care 2007;45: 330 –339) comes. However, empirical evidence is contradictory so far, and most studies were done in primary care. Objective: We sought to determine the association of specialists’ patient-centered communication with patient satisfaction, adher- ence, and health status. patient-centered approach is advocated universally in Methods: Residents and specialists in internal medicine (n  30) Amodern medical education. It acknowledges the patient as 1–3 and their patients (n  323) completed a questionnaire before a an individual with a unique life-history and needs. By using patient-centered communication, the physician aims to (videotaped) follow-up encounter. Patients’ satisfaction was as- ensure that the patient’s concerns, ideas, and expectations are sessed immediately after the consultation and their self-reported expressed. This technique is assumed to increase confidence treatment adherence, symptoms, and distress 2 weeks later. Special- of the patient that his/her

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