Communication in Primary Care: The Role of Patient and Practitioner Explanatory Models
Helman, Cecil G.
Social Science and Medicine. 1985; 20(9): 923-931.
A pilot study was conducted to explore the nature of communication among clinicians and patients in primary care. Data were gathered from 12 primary care physicians, 6 nurse practitioners, and 42 patients with psychosomatic disorders of the respiratory or gastrointestinal systems. Questions focused on the clinician's view of the patient's health problem, the clinician's view of the patient's view of the problem, and the patient's view of his or her health problem. The degree of agreement or disagreement among the three perspectives was analyzed as a model for measuring the extent of communication between clinician and patient. (KIE abstract)
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