Physician Behaviors That Predict Patient Trust
Thom, David H.
Journal of Family Practice 2001 April; 50(4): 323-328
OBJECTIVE: The goal for this study was to assess the relative strength of the association between physician behaviors and patient trust. STUDY DESIGN AND POPULATION: Patients (N=414) enrolled from 20 community-based family practices rated 18 physician behaviors and completed the Trust in Physician Scale immediately after their visits. Trust was also measured at 1 and 6 months after the visit. The association between physician behaviors and trust was examined in regard to patient sex, age, and length of relationship with the physician. RESULTS: All behaviors were significantly associated with trust (P
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Thom, David H.; Campbell, Bruce (1997-02)BACKGROUND: Patients' trust in their physicians has recently become a focus of concern, largely owing to the rise of managed care, yet the subject remains largely unstudied. We undertook a qualitative research study ...