Communication Accommodation and Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders: Doctors' and Patients' Perspectives

  title={Communication Accommodation and Managing Musculoskeletal Disorders: Doctors' and Patients' Perspectives},
  author={Susan C. Baker and Cindy Gallois and S. Michelle Driedger and Nancy Santesso},
  journal={Health Communication},
  pages={379 - 388}
This study examined the ways in which health care providers (general practitioners and specialists) and patients communicate with each other about managing musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders, a major cause of long-term pain and physical disability. In managing their illness, patients must interact closely with health care providers, who play a large role in transferring knowledge to them. In-depth interviews with patients, general practitioners, and specialist rheumatologists in Australia and… 

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