Do patients trust their physician? The role of attachment style in the patient-physician relationship within one year after a cancer diagnosis.

@article{Holwerda2013DoPT,
  title={Do patients trust their physician? The role of attachment style in the patient-physician relationship within one year after a cancer diagnosis.},
  author={Nynke Holwerda and Robbert Sanderman and Grieteke Pool and Chris Hinnen and Johannes A. Langendijk and Willem A. Bemelman and Mari{\"e}t Hagedoorn and Mirjam A. G. Sprangers},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={110-7}
}
BACKGROUND The degree of trust in and satisfaction with the physician has been shown to have important implications for treatment outcomes. This study aims to examine individual differences in patients' trust, satisfaction and general distress from an attachment theoretical perspective. MATERIAL AND METHODS One hundred and thirty recently diagnosed cancer patients of three medical hospitals were extensively interviewed by trained psychologists to assess attachment style. Patients completed… CONTINUE READING
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