Doctor-patient interaction, patients' health behavior and effects of treatment.

  title={Doctor-patient interaction, patients' health behavior and effects of treatment.},
  author={I Heszen-Klemens and E Lapińska},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={19 1},
Studies of doctor-patient communication and its consequences are usually limited to factors that may determine patients' compliance with doctors' instructions. But many patients besides or instead of following doctors' advice undertake additional activity in order to get well. The purpose of this study was to explore the whole range of patients' health behavior, its connection with the process of doctor-patient interaction (as an independent variable) and with the treatment results (as a… CONTINUE READING

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