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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 30-35
Doctor-Patient Communication In An Out-Patient Clinic Of A Teaching Hospital

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Research question: What is the degree of satisfaction of patient with doctor-patient communication? Objective: To study the degree of satisfaction with doctor-patient communication. Study design: Cross-sectional Setting & participants: Patient attending department of Medicine, J.N.M.C. Hospital, A.M.U., Aligarh. Study period: April 1977 to March 1998. Sample size: 4460 urban male patients aged 18 years and above. Study variables: Age, no of clinic visits. Statistical analysis: Chi-Square test. Results: 38.34% patients received satisfactory answers to their questions. The proportion of dissatisfaction was (70.31%) among elderly patients. The patients who visited clinic on more than 4 occasions were relatively more satisfied (43.83%). Majority of the patients received information on nature of investigation (30.71%) and about treatment (26.63%) but only 6.07% received information on prognosis and 18.92% about nature of the disease. Majority of the patients (82.62%) preferred verbal information.

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